On 24th August 2019, the 20th anniversary of the British ban on asbestos passed without comment. However, asbestosis compensation in the UK is still a very relevant concern. The substance asbestos has been the cause of the country’s worst-ever occupational epidemic and kills thousands every year. The death of a man in Stonehouse in March of 2019 was suspected to have been due to him playing in a factory’s asbestos dust as a child, whilst a terminally ill woman from Dagenham has won a court case after she contracted cancer from washing her husband’s overalls.These are extreme cases, but the long-term lung condition asbestosis is also incredibly unpleasant.
What is asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a long-term lung condition that is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres at work. Whilst it won’t always lead to cancer, asbestosis majorly increases the probability that you will develop a cancer that is linked to your prior inhalation of the dangerous substance. There is also unfortunately no way to reverse the damage of … Read More