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What is Asbestos?

There are a number of diseases caused by Asbestos. One of the reasons this website has been developed is to explain the types of diseases and symptoms. Asbestosis normally occurs as a result of heavy asbestos exposure over a prolonged period. The disease is a form of fibrosis of the lung. This affects the efficiency of the lungs and the person affected often has symptoms of breathlessness and coughing. This disability generally increases as the person gets older.

Compensation for Asbestosis

Asbestosis claims can be dealt with on a provisional damages basis or on a full and final basis. A provisional award allows the Claimant to come back to Court for additional compensation, should the degree of disability increase significantly. However, it is more common to have these cases dealt with on a full and final basis. Awards for the personal injury aspect of the disease itself vary between £28,000 and £80,000.

To find out more about the diseases caused by exposure to Asbestos, follow the links: