There are a number of breathing problems which can be caused by exposure to asbestos which include
Pleural plaques are also caused by exposure to asbestos but in England and Wales you can not claim compensation for this.
If you, or someone you know, has been exposed to asbestos at work and are experiencing breathing problems you should seek medical advice immediately.
If you believe that you are suffering from an asbestos related disease as a result of your work you should seek legal advice quickly. There are important time limits, which are governed by law, which govern disease litigation claims and it is important that if you feel you have a claim you pursue the claim within this time frame to ensure your claim is not statue barred.
In addition to pursuing a typical compensation claim for asbestos related disease the team may be able to help you apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
There are lots of different breathing problems which are known as prescribed diseases and are covered by the scheme. If you fulfill the criteria you may be eligible to receive a weekly payment from the Government. Claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit can be made in addition to a claim for compensation or as a stand alone application. Successful applications can result in a payment within two to three months.