Mesothelioma Claims in Sunderland Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which is often exclusively due to asbestos exposure, in everyday life or more prominently through historic occupations in heavy industries or through working in working environments with extended amounts of asbestos exposure. You may be entitled to compensation if you are suffering from Mesothelioma or any other asbestos related illness or cancer due to asbestos exposure. The expert team at Thompson & Co Solicitors have many years of experience pursuing Asbestos Claims & Mesothelioma Claims for our clients. We will also endeavour to help you prove that an employer or company negligently exposed you to asbestos without taking the reasonable and necessary precautions. Although highly negative and alarming effects caused by asbestos have been observed for decades, companies in the 50s and 60s were very selective with the truth when it came to asbestos exposure. In this article, we will discuss the reasons as to why asbestos causes Mesothelioma as well as which industries may have exposed individuals to asbestos and how you can go about pursuing an asbestos claim should you have a disease or cancer caused by asbestos. If you are looking for more information on Mesothelioma in Sunderland or if you are looking to pursue an asbestos claim in Sunderland then contact Thompson & Co Solicitors online today or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a material that has had many uses of the years. Due to the fact that asbestos is a durable and good thermal insulator, it was used extensively in buildings seeing use in roofing, flooring and fireproofing. Asbestos has been used from the early 1900’s and since then has been used in thousands of products. Other exclusive uses of asbestos include usage in ships which were often filled with asbestos due to its thermal insulation and fire resistant properties. Building and construction panels also often contained asbestos historically and ripping out these panels causes asbestos fibres to be released into the air. When asbestos fibres are released due to working around asbestos or breaking up paneling or other products and spreading the fibres, they can be inhaled into the lungs. Pleural Mesothelioma is the most common type of this rare cancer and this is caused by these fibres becoming stuck inside of the lungs. The inhalation of asbestos fibres causes a tumour to develop however Mesothelioma symptoms can take 20 – 50 years to appear after the first inhalation of asbestos.
Asbestos Claims & Compensation
Occupations such as coal and asbestos mining, working in shipping/shipbuilding, construction or demolition work are some of the historic occupations that may have seen extensive exposure to asbestos. Other occupations include building, teaching, engineering, military (naval personnel or others working in ships) and any individual that has worked in an environment that has been insulated or has used asbestos many also have been put at risk by employers. Cleaning the clothes of workers who were exposed to asbestos or being in contact or living with these workers may have also exposed individuals to inhaling asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and feel that you were negligently exposed to asbestos by an employer then you may be entitled to compensation. You have up to 3 years to raise this in a court so seeking legal advice upon diagnosis of Mesothelioma is highly recommended. Family members who may have also been exposed to asbestos by cleaning clothes or coming into contact with another family member that was exposed to asbestos may also be entitled to compensation. Compensation for Mesothelioma includes costs for pain and suffering from the condition as well as loss of earnings, travel arrangements to your GP or hospital, medical costs, care for an individual affected by Mesothelioma or loss of a pension due to the illness. An individual who has passed away from Mesothelioma due to negligence by their employer can be pursued but also must be pursued within 3 years of death.
Pursue An Asbestos Claim or Seek Advice From a Solicitor
It’s important to pursue legal action within 3 years of a diagnosis of Mesothelioma to ensure that you can pursue compensation against negligent exposure to asbestos. As this is also a difficult time, one will also be seeking helpful and thoughtful legal advice and support. Thompson & Co Solicitors have represented our clients for many years in Sunderland and the surrounding areas. We also hold the details of ensures for many companies that exposed their employees to asbestos. This ensures that you can pursue a claim against a company that no longer exists if their insurers are known. Whether you wish to make a claim against a company or wish to find out more about where you stand legally then our team is available to speak to you and offer further information. If you are looking to pursue a Mesothelioma claim in Sunderland or if you are looking to pursue an asbestos claim in Sunderland then contact our team online today or telephone them now on: 0191 5656290