Compensation for Mesothelioma Death

When it comes to workplace injuries one of the biggest causes of long term, serious illness has been an exposure to the dangerous material asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring material which has a number of invaluable properties which makes it a highly desirable choice for building insulation. Unfortunately, while asbestos can be an invaluable substance it can also be an incredibly dangerous one and if asbestos fibres are inhaled or a person is exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, then the result could be potentially fatal.

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Asbestos is one of the major causes of the type of cancer commonly referred to as Mesothelioma. This cancer occurs mainly in the lung region and develops when the lung tissue is damaged – in this case from the absorption of asbestos fibres. It can also occur in the abdomen and heart regions. As with any type of cancer, Mesothelioma can be potentially deadly if left untreated.

If you have developed Mesothelioma through workplace negligence then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against your current or previous employer. 

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer which is brought about by damage to the lining of various bodily organs including the lungs, heart and abdomen. This damage is usually caused by the inhalation of fairly dangerous asbestos fibres which can cause the lining of these organs to be destroyed and therefore for potentially dangerous cancer cells to grow and spread. 

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim in this instance, you will most commonly claim against an employer who may have not given you the correct safety equipment or protection to keep you safe from any asbestos in your surroundings. In addition they may not have warned you against the potential asbestos hazards that you may have in your workplace and you may have inadvertently come into contact with the substance as a result. 

What symptoms might I have?

Symptoms of Mesothelioma are varied but may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps developing on the chest.

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim the industry experts at Manners Pimblett can help. Our team brings a wealth of experience to the table and are eager and on-hand to help with your next compensation claim. Our team will work with you throughout the process to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to and will guide you every step of the way. So if you want your personal injury claim to be in safe hands, call the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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