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Asbestosis Related Dispute Resolution

A vast network of people who are victims to asbestosis is still unaware of the many factors involved in the legal proceedings that regulate the usage of asbestosis as well as help victims in a better way to claim what they have lost due to the exposure. The devastating effects are horrifying and hence governments have taken it up seriously. This article briefs about asbestosis as a dispute.

Asbestos, as everyone knows is a natural fiber or bundle of six minerals which is resistant to chemicals, fire and is known as miracle mineral. Since1950s it is used as a raw material in most of the building materials. Its properties of being fireproof and resistant towards any strong acid and alkali had outgrown its usage in the trade of building material. It is also a strong product which can hold materials together. It is usually mixed with other materials/compounds which make it difficult to find out whether a person has worked with asbestos. If a person is in the manufacturing sector of building materials before the year 2000, then such a worker is sure to be under the influence of asbestos. The following trades are known to have their employees exposed to asbestos:

Plasterers

Carpenters

Builders

Electricians

Boiler lagers

Lathe workers

Plumbers

Welders

And the list goes on

With a continuing list, there is added secondary exposure where the family of these workers is also affected. Most of the victim’s family members are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases including children. The diseases that are common in people who are directly or indirectly exposed to asbestos are:

Pleural plaques

Asbestosis

Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer

Pleural thickening

The terminal or fatal cancer is Mesothelioma which is known to bring a drastic lowering to one’s life expectancy along with having a debilitating effect on the individual’s quality of life. The symptoms include loss of appetite, fever, cough, mobility issues, weight loss, breathing difficulty and much more which involves the lining of the lungs. A biopsy will confirm the diagnosis which is more palliative than being curative. The expectancy of life is usually less than 6 -12 months. The disease doesn’t occur immediately after exposure. It takes nearly 40 to 50 years to show up the symptoms so once you are diagnosed you should record every instance which shows you were exposed to asbestosis. This enables you to win the claims legally. If you don’t win most solicitors don’t take a fee.

Legal Procedures

A solicitor is instructed about the incidences which identify you as an exposed employee to asbestos. The solicitor helps you in suing the employer who is liable for the exposure. After the process of recording your statement and identifying the employer, the entities are pursued insurance compensation. It the insurer is ready for settlement, it can happen in 3 – 6 months. If the insurer rejects and a dispute arises, the settlement may take 12 -18 months based on the court.

Sadly, Mesothelioma is a disease which reduces the lifespan and in many cases, the victim passes away even before the court starts its proceedings. The settlement is far off for such victims. A relative is, however, eligible to continue the claim dispute. If there is no insurance then a claim can be applied through the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme for which the government is liable to pay the compensation. There are solicitors who are experts in the field of asbestos-related disputes and are known to win such a case. They are experienced in handling asbestosis since the regulatory norms were formed. So you may go to such a solicitor who is able to address your cause exactly and give you a winning claim.

Not all lawyers can handle asbestosis and you shouldn’t be investing too much money on the fees. Everybody who handles asbestosis claims knows that the victims have already undergone a lot of suffering and so most of them are ethical in their profession. They don’t charge a penny if you lose the case. It is purely no win no fee structure for the asbestosis claims and its legal proceedings. Expertise, efficiency, and experience come along with ethics also toward the profession.

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  • Most of the victim's family members are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases including children.
  • The terminal or fatal cancer is Mesothelioma which is known to bring a drastic lowering to one's life expectancy.
  • The expectancy of life is usually less than 6 -12 months. The disease doesn't occur immediately after exposure.
  • This enables you to win the claims legally. If you don't win most solicitors don't take a fee.

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