Asbestos Compensation Claims

Exposure to Asbestos can cause a number of health problems including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Pleural thickening and Lung Cancer.

Asbestos was frequently used between the 1950’s and 1970’s in a variety of manufacturing and construction industries. It was widely used due to its strength and versatility, however the health effects of Asbestos on those regularly exposed to the mineral were unknown during this time.

Asbestos is made up of millions of tiny fibres, which can easily be inhaled; the effects of exposure can take up to 35 years to develop which is why it took until 1999 for the mineral to be banned in the construction industry. This is also why it is only now that personal injury claims, as a result of exposure, are starting to become more frequent.

If you have developed an Asbestos-related health condition, and can prove that your exposure to the Asbestos was due to somebody else’s fault; you could be entitled to compensation.

It is important to note that Asbestos-related conditions are often caused by long-term exposure, and it is highly unlikely that health problems could develop from a one-off incident. Catching an Absbestos-related disease early may mean that the condition can be monitored or treated much easier.

Anna Watson is an experienced personal injury lawyer; specialising in Asbestos claims. Anna has acted on behalf of a range of clients, from across the country, providing comprehensive, professional representation for all Asbestos-related claims.

We offer a specialist, personal approach to all of our cases, helping our clients through the difficult period of making a claim. We keep our clients informed, every step of the way, offering expert advice and in-depth updates on how the case is progressing.

We understand that every case is unique and personal to you, which is why we offer to meet in person or talk through your case via email or telephone. Our approach is simple and clear so you can make independent, informed decisions.

If you feel you may have a claim, or to talk to one of our trained representatives, call us today or complete the online form and we will get back to you as soon as well can.

Our expert advice is provided on a no-win, no-fee basis and your initial consultation will be free of charge.

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Asbestos Compensation Claims

Asbestos Exposure

• Asbestosis
• Lung Cancer
• Pleural Plaques
• Pleural Thickening
• Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also start in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma).

Asbestosis is a result of significant exposure to asbestos.

Whereas mesothelioma can develop from brief exposure, but has been noted to only affect those who are genetically vulnerable.

Mesothelioma can take up to 15-50 years to develop
And reported cases are expected to rise until 2016.

Since the 1980s, new cases of mesothelioma have risen by 400%
In 2010, 2,500 people were positively diagnosed.

Mesothelioma generally develops in men but over the past 5 years, the number of women affected has increased.

Asbestos can still be found in older commercial buildings, homes and schools.

Asbestos Timeline:
• 1920-1930
Reports suggesting the dangers of asbestos emerge.
• 1924
The first official asbestos-related death. Nellie Kershaw died from “pulmonary asbestosis”
• 1930
After finding high levels of asbestosis in asbestos factory workers, a Government report recommends new legislation.
• 1931
The introduction of new Asbestos Industry Regulations meant that factories had ensure that no asbestos dust escaped into open air during the manufacturing process.
• 1964- 1970
The Asbestos Regulations 1969 were implemented, which included strict guidelines on dust exposure limits in factories and construction.
• 1970
The Asbestos Regulations 1969 were implemented, which included strict guidelines on dust exposure limits in factories and construction.
• 1985
A UK ban on blue and brown asbestos, the most dangerous.
• 1999
A UK ban on white asbestos.

Despite these facts, proven dangers, and numerous fatalities, there is still no worldwide ban on asbestos.

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“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”

Mr. H, London

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