Woods Law made an asbestosis claim and obtained over £30,000.00 for a man who contracted asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos at British Rails Crewe Works. He commented “please accept my grateful thanks for the kind and diligent way you represented me. It will make a huge difference to my remaining years”.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease characterised by a scarring of lung tissues, which leads to long-term breathing complications. The disease does not have a cure and is a slowly progressive disease. It is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos, but may not be diagnosed until decades after the exposure occurred.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain and a dry cracking sound when inhaling. Doctors prescribe breathing treatments, prescription medication and sometimes surgery for people with asbestosis. The prognosis is often positive. Because asbestosis is not a form of lung cancer or mesothelioma, people can live many years, even decades, with the disease. However, because the condition gets worse over time, patients will require increased treatment as they age.
Anyone exposed to asbestos in the air, water, soil or manufactured products is at risk of an asbestos related disease.
If you or a family member have been recently diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be able to make an asbestosis claim for compensation. Woods Law have over 25 years of dealing with asbestos related claims. We have advised many clients in your situation and secured them thousands of pounds of compensation. If you would like a no-obligation discussion about an asbestosis claim please contact us on (01244) 340560. You may be able to make a claim, even if you worked for several employers.