The cancer, mesothelioma, is perhaps the most well-known illness which arises as a result of exposure to asbestos. A diagnosis of this condition is life-threatening and creates significant negative side-effects not only for the individual suffering but also too to their wider family. The nature of asbestos related illness is that level of exposure has little effect, once the damage is done, it is permanent and irreversible.
The way in which harmful exposure can occur can vary but the most common way in which mesothelioma is suffered is a result of the individual’s employment. It is particularly prevalent among those who worked in construction and manufacturing which was regularly involved with the harmful substance.
Employers have indeed held longstanding obligation to prevent their staff from being exposed to asbestos. They must adopt mitigating measures which protect employees; this is usually done through the monitoring of air in premises and the provision of respiratory masks. Many employers, however, failed to properly recognise the prospect of permanent harm befalling their workers and so did not enforce effective safeguards in preventing this.
Therefore, if anyone breaches this duty, the law allows for afflicted individuals to claim for the compensation they deserve.
If you suffer from any disease and you believe it may be attributable to any previous place of work, then you could be entitled to compensatory pay-outs.
A diagnosis of mesothelioma is a troubling time for both the individual and their family and can often result in high-tensions and frustrations due to the inability in determining where the illness truly rooted from.
Our specialist asbestos-related diseases team at Scot Accident Claims are able to offer a supporting voice throughout this struggle. Our professional and dedicated lawyers hold the expertise necessary in bringing a claim against whoever appears responsible and will join in helping client’s realise justice they are owed.
Mesothelioma does not usually begin to develop until later in life, many years after the harmful period of exposure occurred. However, it is common that there may have been several periods of employment which left an afflicted individual exposed to asbestos and so it is almost impossible to prove which employer caused the long-term damage. Despite this, it is possible that blame can be shared proportionally between any workplace which was ascertained to have been dangerous. This means that no matter the level of uncertainty, justice can always remain a viable prospect.
If you believe you suffer from an illness which could potentially have been caused through an employer’s failure to protect against the risk of asbestos, then it is important to take quick and decisive action. This is due to the fact the law imposes a limit of three years between establishing knowledge of the condition and making a claim.
At Scot Accident Claims we appreciate the emotional toll such illness can take on top of the already difficult physical effects also. We therefore work in a manner which ensures additional stress and pressure is avoided, keeping client’s own desires and interests at the centre of what we do.
If you suffer from mesothelioma and believe it may be a result of asbestos exposure then, please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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