If you have caught asbestosis as a result of working in a dangerous environment you may be able to gain compensation.
Whilst at work if you are constantly in contact with materials that cause asbestosis then it is likely that you will catch the illness.
If this is the case then it is the responsibility of your employer to make sure that you follow the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself from any illness.
It is the responsibility of your employer to make sure you wear the correct safety equipment at all times.
Symptoms of asbestosis primarily include shortness of breath.
Tightness of the chest and severe chest pains.
If you apply for compensation and your case goes through then the compensation that you receive can help you deal with your financial loss of earnings now and in the future.
This compensation can also help with the cost of specialist care and hospital visits.
Asbestosis is a deadly disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos particles, which then cause aggravation and inflammation to the lungs.
These asbestos fibres/ particles then cause scarring to the lung tissues and cause a response from the body, which is not effective against the asbestos fibres.
When diagnosing asbestosis, it's important to be able to distinguish it from the conditions of lung cancer and mesothelioma, which have similar symptoms.
Asbestosis is usually caused by long term exposure to asbestos.
In professions such as miners, garage workers, plumbers and builders the workers are often affected by asbestosis due to their frequent contact with the material.
Asbestosis is therefore often referred to as an occupational lung disease.
Because you might contract asbestosis due to your profession, if you can prove that your employer was at fault when you were working with asbestos then you may have a good case for an asbestosis claim.
If your employer is to blame then it will be due to negligence and failing to show you the proper safety measures and provide you with the correct safety equipment.