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There has been a rise in recent years in the number of people successfully claiming due to Asbestosis from the work place.
Asbestosis is basically caused due to the exposure of asbestos in the work place and is a slowly progressive condition. In the early stages there may be little or no symptoms and nothing which clearly indicates the disease. As it progresses and gets worse, the victim may suffer from breathlessness and coughing. This could sometimes however be attributed to smoking if the sufferers smoke and get misdiagnosed.
In order to diagnose asbestosis and investigate the disease, lung function tests, MRI scans and chest x-rays need to be conducted. Whether or not an asbestosis claim will be successful depends on the level of exposure to the asbestos dust and identifying the parties involved with the exposure of asbestos.
Many occasions have shown that a person is suffering from asbestosis and the company they worked for are no longer in business. Therefore, it requires a team of specialist lawyers such as Harwood Solicitors to track down the insurance companies of employers. For that reason, it is vital that as soon as a diagnosis is made, legal advice is sought thereafter.
Employees who have been exposed to asbestos have an increased risk of lung cancer in cases where there has been significant exposure. There isn’t a way of distinguishing between lung cancer caused by smoking and lung cancer caused by asbestos so legal advice will be necessary in order to get the correct medical evidence required to back up your claim that any form of lung cancer was caused by asbestos.
Harwood Solicitors can help you if you think you have a case for compensation or require further advice on an asbestosis claim. No matter how small or unsure you are of the case remember, we are here to help.

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