In the instance that someone is diagnosed with an asbestos-related ailment, he may be entitled to compensation or financial aid. The benefits and compensation that he may be eligible for are detailed on this page, as well as how to apply for them. Many people don’t know the dangers of asbestos exposure. Once you’ve inhaled a significant amount of asbestos dust at work, it often takes 20-30 years for symptoms to appear. Asbestos fibres can become trapped in your lungs if you inhale them.
Air sac scarring and thickening, which makes it more difficult for oxygen to reach the blood, can occur as a result of this condition. Scarring causes your lungs to shrink and stiffen, making them more vulnerable to infection. Shortness of breath occurs when your lungs are unable to hold as much air as they once could. To begin with, it may just occur following a workout, but it has the potential to become an ongoing issue.
Who is eligible for compensation if they have been injured as a result of exposure to asbestos?
People who are suffering from an asbestos-related disease that has rendered them disabled may be eligible for compensation for personal harm suffered as a result of exposure to asbestos.
Included in this list are:
- Pleural thickening caused by exposure to asbestos
- Lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure
To be eligible for compensation, an asbestos victim must be able to demonstrate how they came into contact with the substance. Family members can also make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has died from an asbestos-related ailment or who is unable to do so themselves. Those who are diagnosed with an asbestos-related ailment have three years from the date of their diagnosis to begin the claims procedure (known as the limitation period), which is common for all personal injury claims. Individuals whose asbestos-related sickness was identified more than three years ago are no longer eligible to file a claim for compensation.
When is it impossible to make a claim for exposure to asbestos?
A lot of the time, we get calls from people who have been previously exposed to asbestos, or whose doctor has remarked that they have “traces of asbestos” in their lungs. An individual who has not been definitively diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease may not file a claim but may begin inquiries to see if they are eligible for compensation. Some persons have been advised by their physicians that they have asbestosis, yet additional medical testing reveals no symptoms or limitations as a direct result of their exposure to asbestos.