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Asbestos Exposure

Our specialist industrial disease lawyers have helped many people claim compensation when they have suffered as a result of their working conditions. 

Asbestos Personal Injury Claims Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee

Suffering from an asbestos-related disease or injury can have devastating consequences for you and your family. We can help you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you for your pain, suffering and loss. 

Here at Calio Claims our specialist industrial disease casework team have significant experience in handling all types of industrial disease related claims. We fully understand how much of an impact asbestos related illness may have had on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and so we make sure you are fully compensated for all of the ways in which you have suffered loss. 

To discuss your specific circumstances and how we can help, contact us today for a free initial assessment of our claim. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 988 8082 or completing our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away. We look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you get the compensation you are entitled to. 

Can I make a claim for asbestos-related disease? 

Asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals which comprise miniscule fibres resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals. There is only a health risk if these fibres are released into the air. Breathing in air containing asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos-related diseases and cancer of the lungs and chest. The symptoms usually take years to present themselves. After a diagnosis is confirmed it is often too late for medical treatment.  

Asbestos remains a risk to workers as it’s still present in many buildings, especially those refurbished or constructed before the turn of the millennium. According to the Health and Safety Executive, asbestos kills around 5,000 workers each year in the UK and approximately 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure. As a result, many people who have been exposed to asbestos and suffer injury are due compensation from the party responsible. 

If you have been exposed to asbestos fibres and suffered injury or disease as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Asbestos-related disease claims can be difficult, as exposure may have occurred some time ago and may have come from a number of sources. However, our team have experience of handling even the most complex of asbestos related disease cases. We can assist you in determining who is liable for your injury regardless of how long ago the exposure occurred. However, there are often strict time limits in relation to bringing your claim, so it is important to act quickly. Get in touch with us today to discuss your specific circumstances and how we can help. 

Expert asbestos claims lawyers - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee 

Our specialist asbestos casework team regularly help clients with all types of asbestos-related disease claims. Whatever your injury, and your circumstances, rest assured that you will only deal with an expert when making a claim with us. Here are some of the most common diseases that can be contracted as a result of asbestos exposure: 

Pleural Plaques 

Pleural plaques are the most common and least harmful asbestos-related condition; they usually arise 20 to 30 years after exposure. The plaques are areas of scarring or calcification on the pleura (the thin membrane inside the ribcage surrounding each lung). It is widely accepted that pleural plaques are not harmful, are benign, and are not cancerous, however the presence of pleural plaques is an indicator that someone has been exposed to asbestos. Compensation is usually given for the associated worry and anxiety due to the risk of developing a more serious asbestos-related condition, and we frequently secure compensation for our clients. 

Asbestosis and pleural thickening 

Asbestosis and diffused pleural thickening are lung conditions which cause breathing difficulties. The lining of the lung can thicken and cause swelling, leading to shortness of breath and discomfort in the chest. Compensation is normally awarded for pain and suffering associated with asbestosis, as well as for loss of earnings, loss of future earnings and other financial loss that has been incurred as a result of asbestosis. 

Asbestos-related lung cancer 

If asbestos fibres are inhaled and become lodged in the lung tissue, they can cause asbestos-related cancer. Lung cancer diagnosis as a result of asbestos exposure is particularly serious, and we will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation due to you. As with other forms of asbestos-related disease claims you will not only be compensated for the pain and suffering you experience, but also for financial loss already incurred and future loss. 

Mesothelioma 

Mesothelioma is one of the most severe types of cancer and is usually fatal, although treatment can help control some of the symptoms. It develops when asbestos fibres have been inhaled and lodge in the lining the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs. The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Mesothelioma claims differ from most personal injury claims due to the severity of the injury, complexity of cases, and the fact that the party or parties liable for your injury can be difficult to track down. Because our specialist casework team for industrial disease have significant experience in making mesothelioma claims, we handle these difficulties as a matter of routine. Regardless of whether multiple sources could have contributed to you developing the disease, or a former employer has gone out of business, we can help you recover the compensation rightfully owed to you. 

Contact us for asbestos-related disease claims legal advice today  

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease and would like to make a claim for compensation against the party or parties responsible, contact our specialist team today. We have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, and cover all areas of Scotland including Aberdeen and the North of Scotland. 

We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will always be upfront about the likelihood that your claim will succeed. We can often offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basisand will advise you as to whether this might work for you during your free initial consultation. 

If you would like to discuss an asbestos claim or any personal injury matters with our team, please call 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away. 

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