Last month saw another successful Lung Cancer awareness campaign take place across the UK. Over the course of November, awareness was raised through local community events, fundraising activities and online campaigns. It is important to remember however, that lung cancer affects people throughout the year, and so continuing to raise awareness of the disease is important - especially, symptoms, causes and what can be done if you contract the disease as a result of someone else's negligence. Here at Unlock the Law we would like to contribute to raising awareness in this respect, by giving you some valuable information about what you can do if you contract lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.
About Lung Cancer and Asbestos Exposure, UK
Lung cancer has long been associated with smoking tobacco, however it can also be caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust. The medical and legal profession will normally accept that if a person develops lung cancer whilst they have been exposed to asbestos then the lung cancer has been caused by asbestos exposure. This will be held to be true, even if the person who has contracted lung cancer is a smoker.
Making and Asbestos Related Claim, UK
If you or someone you know has developed lung cancer, or any other disease that you believe is linked to asbestos exposure, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Asbestos was widely used for a number of years before the health risks were fully understood, this means that thousands of victims of asbestos exposure have claimed compensation for the negligent actions of construction companies and their employers or former employers.
For further information about making a personal injury claim, read our guide here.
For further information about asbestos related claims read our guide here.