Every year thousands of people across the UK are affected by an asbestos related disease.
For many tradesmen, tradeswomen, manual workers and engineers, asbestos exposure in the workplace would have been inevitable during the last 50 years due to its widespread use.
Anyone expose to asbestos may be at risk of developing an asbestos related disease.
To ensure early diagnosis for all those affected we call on all people to ask themselves;
“Have you ever been exposed to asbestos?”
“Has anyone in your family ever been exposed to asbestos?”
COULD YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS?
It is important to tell your GP if you believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos. This will allow them to record possible asbestos exposure on your medical file which will assist in a diagnosis should a disease develop.
Asbestos is a fibrous material, widely used in construction, engineering, automotive and shipbuilding industries. When the fibres become airborne they can easily be inhaled into the lungs.
Long-term exposure increased the risk of illness, with most asbestos-related diseases taking between 20-50 years to develop.
Symptoms to look out for include Shortness of Breath, Chest Pains, Reduced Stamina, Weight Loss and hot and cold fevers.
We have brought successful asbestos claims for people who have worked in the following occupations and industries;
- Boiler-room workers
- Stevedores / dock-workers
- Merchant Navy seamen
- Garage mechanics
- General builders and labourers
- Demolition workers
- Oil refinery workers
- Car manufacturing
- Power station workers
- Draftsmen / architects
- Railway workers
- Laboratory workers
If you have worked in one of the above positions where you were exposed to asbestos and have recently been diagnosed as suffering from as asbestos related condition such as Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Pleural Thickening or Lung Cancer then contact Wolferstans Solicitors whose specialist Asbestos Department has over 35 years of experience in obtaining justice for workers exposed to asbestos.
Wolferstans Solicitors – The Asbestos Experts – 01752 663295