Asbestos Disease Claims in Sunderland & Newcastle
Anyone who is exposed to asbestos may develop an asbestos-related illness. These diseases usually attack the lungs and cause breathlessness; sometimes they can affect the lining of the abdomen.
Deaths from asbestos exposure can affect all kinds of people, although it is most common in trade workers and those alike. Asbestos has been banned entirely in the UK since 1999, however, many people are still affected by the exposure of asbestos today.
People who have worked in shipbuilding or ship repair, the construction and demolition industries, or the manufacture of asbestos products are especially at risk. This includes plumbers, joiners, electricians, pipe fitters, heating engineers and labourers.
There are various different diseases that can be caused by asbestos. In a lot of asbestos-related diseases, symptoms do not appear until many years after the person was first exposed to the fibres. This can cause a lot of problems when it comes to diagnosis as it can go undetected until it is too late.
Until the 1980’s asbestos was present in pretty much every workplace, public buildings (including shops, schools and offices) and even in domestic houses.
Asbestos-related illnesses include:
- Mesothelioma – a form of cancer usually affecting the lining of the lungs
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
- Asbestosis – a non-malignant scarring of the lung tissue (also called fibrosis)
- Non-malignant pleural disease (diffuse pleural thickening, pleural plaques and pleural effusions)
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, Sunderland Personal Injury Solicitors Treanors can help with your asbestos compensation claim. We have handled thousands of asbestos compensation claims for clients in Sunderland, Newcastle, Washington and throughout Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham, Cleveland and Northumberland. Get in touch with our specialist asbestos disease lawyers for help. No call centres, no claims handlers, just friendly, personal service from an experienced solicitor who promises to make the claims process as simple as possible for you.
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