Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Asbestosis

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Asbestosis

 

What is it ?

 

Asbestosis is a chronic (long-term) lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos is a general term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. In the past, it was widely used in construction.

Asbestos can be very dangerous. It does not present a health risk if it is undisturbed, but if material containing asbestos is chipped, drilled, broken or allowed to deteriorate, it can release a fine dust that contains asbestos fibres.

When the dust is breathed in, the asbestos fibres enter the lungs and can gradually damage them over time. For asbestosis to develop, prolonged exposure to relatively high numbers of the fibres is necessary. However, it is not the only factor, as many people avoid getting asbestosis, despite heavy exposure

 

How did I get it?

 

Most likely from exposure to asbestos either from working with it or being in contact with someone who worked with asbestos and brought contaminants home with them.

Professions most at risk are : shipbuilding industry, construction workers, engineers, plasterers, roofing, boilermakers, electricians, carpenters, painters, pipe fitters, maintenance workers and teachers.

Exposure most likely happened many decades ago and Asbestosis takes a long time to manifest.

 

How can I claim compensation?

 

Compensation is claimed from your employer who exposed you to asbestos.

In many cases the employer is no longer trading. In those circumstances investigations are made into who the insurers were at the time and the claim is paid by them.

 

There are also government schemes that will pay out some compensation and further information can be found at :  https://www.gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit/eligibility

 

What can I get compensation for?

 

  • The pain and suffering caused by the illness itself
  • Any loss of earnings
  • Mobility aids or adaptation to your home.
  • Care and assistance by family
  • Losses and expenses of family members
  • Travelling expenses to hospital or medical appointments

 

Talk to one of our solicitors

 

At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us on 01425 278866 or enquire online.

 

 

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.