There are different types of asbestos related disease and each condition varies in severity. The conditions include Pleural Thickening, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Asbestosis.
Since the early 1900s, exposure to asbestos fibres has been recognised as an occupational health hazard. As well as those who have been exposed to asbestos at work, family members and others living with anyone employed in an asbestos contaminated workplace may have an increased risk of developing the fatal asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. This risk arises from exposure to asbestos dust brought home on the clothing and hair of workers who have been exposed to asbestos. For more information on making an asbestos claim, Contact Us now.
In 1929, the first compensation claim against asbestos manufacturers was made. Since then, many compensation claims have been made against asbestos manufacturers and employers for failing to implement safety measures as soon as the link between asbestos exposure and diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma became known.
When a person with mesothelioma, or their family, claims compensation, a claim can also be made for the cost of the care provided by the hospice.