Dust diseases are some of the most disabling conditions, arising from exposure to asbestos or other dust, most often due to exposure at work throughout a person’s life. Often, the serious medical consequences of this exposure in the course of employment are not known for years following exposure and often only into retirement. Symptoms often include chest pain, difficulties in breathing, tightness in the chest, or a persistent cough. If you are experiencing these symptoms and require guidance, our team of solicitors is here to help.
Malignant Mesothelioma is a terrible disease affecting the mesothelium, being the lining that surrounds most organs in a person’s body. The main areas mesothelioma affects are the pleura (the lining surrounding the lungs), the peritoneum (stomach), and the pericardium (heart). Malignant Mesothelioma is only caused by exposure to asbestos.
Other dust-related conditions arise from exposure to asbestos or other dust, including silica from ground stone. If you have any of the following diagnosed diseases, you are eligible for compensation under Schedule 1 of the Dust Diseases Tribunal Act:
- Asbestos induced carcinoma
- Asbestos-related pleural diseases
- Coal dust pneumoconiosis
- Farmers’ lung
- Hard metal pneumoconiosis
GMP can help you protect your rights to compensation by offering one of our experienced and dedicated Dust Disease solicitors today! Not only can you receive payments from iCare similar to Workers Compensation, but you may be entitled to bring a damages claim at common law for pain and suffering, ongoing losses, and the care you will require.
The process in the Dust Diseases Tribunal differs depending on the severity of your condition and your diagnosis – we are here to guide you through the process.
If you are unsure whether or not you have a compensation claim or a recognised condition, please do not hesitate to contact us on our toll-free number 1800 004 878 for advice or a no-obligation consultation.