Asbestosis Claims

Asbestosis is a chronic (long-term) condition and is only one of the illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. It’s a lung disease that puts the patient at a high risk of developing:

  • Mesothelioma – a type of cancer that affects the membrane that covers the heart, lungs and gut
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural disease – when the pleura (the membrane covering the lungs) becomes thicker

Asbestosis affects employees exposed to asbestos while working in industries such as:

  • Insulation
  • Shipbuilding
  • Railways
  • Electricity Generation
  • Construction.


How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.