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Asbestosis Causes

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Causes of Asbestosis


Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Workers who’ve had lots of exposure to asbestos over a long period of time are the most likely to be diagnosed with asbestosis.

The disease begins when a person inhales asbestos fibres. Asbestos fibres travel down into the lungs, penetrate the lung tissue and embed themselves there. They cause a inflammatory reaction which causes further inflammation and irreversible scarring on the lungs, known as fibrosis. The main symptoms are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • A bad cough
  • Chest pain

We’ve helped people like you make asbestosis claim

Asbestosis can leave you unable to work so making a claim can help compensate you for loss of earnings as well as helping you with your rehabilitation costs and medical bills. At Mercury Legal Online we understand that this may be a difficult and stressful time for you and your family. Our experienced teams have handled thousands of asbestosis claims and they will be able to answer your questions about the process. Living with your diagnosis is difficult enough for you and your family. Our expertise in asbestosis has been developed through working with people like you and whilst each case may be different, we know that each customer deserves the same right to compensation.

If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis you may be able to make a claim for compensation, especially if:

  • You have worked in an industrial environment
  • Inadequate precautions have been taken
  • You suffered as a result of your employer’s negligence
  • You are suffering from bad health
  • The condition has left you unable to work
  • You are suffering from loss of income

Our friendly legal team can help you make a claim today

Our team will do the hard work and form-filling so you don’t have to. From 1st April 2013 when you contact us you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone.

Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.

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Claiming For Industrial Disease 


Industrial disease claim

There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work. To find out more view our media center.