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Mesothelioma Compensation Claim

All employers have a duty to ensure your safety and well-being while you are working on their property. It is their responsibility to follow health and safety regulations by facilitating:

  • Appropriate on-going risk assessments
  • Suitable training
  • Safe procedures and methods practised at all times
  • The issue of correct Personal Protective Equipment

If you suffer an injury, or contract an illness directly through your work environment and you feel it was someone else’s fault, you have a right to make a compensation claim for personal injury.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common type of this illness is Pleural Mesothelioma which is triggered by inhaling asbestos fibres into the lungs. The sufferer is likely to experience difficult and painful breathing as a tumour begins to form on the lining of the lungs. The second and rarer type is called Peritoneal Mesothelioma where the tumour develops on the lining of the peritoneum (abdomen).

How can Mesothelioma be contracted in the workplace?

The illness is most commonly caused by breathing in asbestos dust. It can develop over a short period of time and be triggered by relatively low levels of asbestos in respect of other asbestos related illnesses.

Asbestos has now been banned because of its side effects, but after the Second World War it was used regularly to lag pipes and boilers and for insulation. Even now there are a great many properties built before 2000 which have asbestos in the building structure. Under health and safety regulations it is the duty of employers to ensure the environment where their employees will be working is made safe beforehand and constantly monitored.

Where the presence of asbestos is not monitored or removed, or proper personal protective equipment is not provided, Mesothelioma can be contracted. The more common job roles where there is a higher risk are boilermakers and laggers, pipe fitters and plumbers, joiners, carpenter, builders and electricians working on construction or building sites.

Making a claim

It should be taken into account that Mesothelioma may not appear straight away. You may have to go back several years to pin down its cause in some cases. Once your GP has diagnosed Mesothelioma you need to track back to determine the source of the illness. To make a compensation claim you will need to prove it was your employers fault. There are strict time limits to personal injury claims so contact us to find out how we can help you through.

How we can help you claim compensation

At Workplace Accident Helpline our professional consultants specialise in helping people claim for accidents, illnesses or diseases which originate in the workplace. We guide you through the whole process on a no win-no fee basis. We will match the needs of your case and personal preferences with our panel of solicitors who are pre-screened experts in this type of claim. To make an enquiry simply fill in our compensation claim form or call us on 0800 327 7919

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