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Making a Mesothelioma Claim in the Workplace
Making a mesothelioma claim for compensation after being exposed to asbestos is, sadly, still very common.
Even though the dangers of asbestos have been know for many years the material still turns up in buildings and workers still face danger from this material.
Because of this construction jobs all over the world can have some dangerous aspects to them that can result workers suffering from injury, or in this case, a disease.
Mesothelioma is a very serious form of cancer that manifests itself in the protective linings of our organs, mainly the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall.
The correlation between mesothelioma and the exposure to asbestos since the 1950s has been documented to be extremely high. Employees who have inhaled or been exposed to asbestos particles have a chance of contracting the disease and, should they do so, are entitled to make a mesothelioma claim against their employers.
If you have been exposed to and have worked with asbestos for a period of time there are various symptoms which might indicate you have contracted the disease, including:
• difficulty breathing
• chest and/or lower back pain
• persistent cough
• loss of appetite and weight loss
• swelling of abdomen, chest, neck or face, fever
• difficulty swallowing
Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, nausea, and vomiting.
If you feel that there is any possibility that you may be suffering from the disease than you should consider making an appointment with a doctor as soon as you can to take various tests.
If the tests come out positive for mesothelioma, it will be a hard diagnosis to hear and if needed you should visit a counsellor or contact support groups.
Even though money cannot possibly take away the pain and suffering from being diagnosed with the illness, it can help take away some of the financial burden you may be facing as a result and so you should consider making a mesothelioma claim against your employer.
It is also possible for the estate and dependents of the sufferer to take legal action to claim compensation.
A mesothelioma claim for compensation is usually targeted at the employers’ insurance company and action is still possible even if the employer no longer exists. If you are considering making a claim for compensation, you need to do so within a statutory 3 year limit.
The sufferer should record evidence in statement form as soon as possible. Any recollection of events while working could prove to be extremely important for a claim’s case as well as picking a solicitor.
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