Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that were once widely used in construction and other industries. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can damage the lungs and cause a number of health problems, including asbestosis. If you have received a diagnosis of asbestosis, it is vital that you speak to MMW Claims today, to find out if you can pursue a claim.
Asbestosis is a progressive disease. This means that it gets worse over time. The symptoms of asbestosis can include:
Shortness of breath
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor. Asbestosis can be diagnosed with a chest X-ray or a CT scan.
There is no cure for asbestosis. However, there are treatments that can help to relieve symptoms. These treatments include:
Medications to help control the cough
Surgery to remove scar tissue from the lungs
If you have developed asbestosis as a result of your work, you may be able to claim compensation. To make a claim, you will need to prove that your employer was negligent and that their negligence caused your injury. Speak to a member of the MMW Claims team to ascertain of you have a claim. You may have worked with an employer many years ago and were exposed to asbestos and it has since closed down. You may feel that as a result you are not able to claim. This is not necessarily true, MMW claims pursue many claims against companies that have closed down. We will ascertain if there is an insurance history for any old companies to confirm whether or not you have a viable claim
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you should speak to a MMW Claims to discuss your claim. Our team will be able to advise you on whether you have a valid claim and will help you to get the compensation you deserve.
If you have developed asbestosis as a result of your work, you may be able to claim compensation. To make a claim, you will need to follow these steps:
Speak to one of the MMW Claims today. One of our specialist team of solicitors will advise you on the merits of your claim and what next steps are necessary to move your case forward. Once you have engaged MMW claims, we do all the work.
The next step is to get medical evidence from an expert Doctor. MMW Claims will obtain the specialist medical evidence you need. This evidence will show that you have asbestosis and that it is work-related.
MMW Claims will also need to obtain proof of your employment history from HMRC. This will prove that you were employed with the employer who you deem responsible for your claim and rule out the possibility that you worked with another employer where you could have been exposed to asbestos.
If the insurers do not offer you a fair settlement, you may need to take your case to court. This is a last resort, but it may be necessary if you are not able to reach an agreement with the insurers.
The amount of compensation you can claim for asbestosis will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the length of time you were off work, and any other losses you have suffered.
In general, you can claim for the following damages:
Pain and suffering
Loss of earnings
Loss of amenities
If you have developed asbestosis as a result of your work, you should speak to a specialist solicitor at MMW Claims today. Our team will be able to advise you on whether you have a valid claim and will help you to get the compensation you deserve’.