If you have been diagnosed with Silicosis within the last 3 years you could make a claim for compensation . . .
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Dry cough
Signs and symptoms of Silicosis
Silicosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhalation of silica dust, which leads to inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue. If the exposure to silica is intense then Silicosis may develop in a year or less, but it usually takes at least 10 or 15 years of exposure before symptoms develop.
Silica is a component of sand, so sand-blasters and glass workers may be constantly exposured to silica. Other workers at risk include: Quarrying and stone cutting, road and building construction, work with abrasives manufacturing and mining.
There are 3 types of silicosis dependant upon the airborne concentration of crystalline silica:
usually occurs after 10 or more years of over exposure and is the most common form.
results from higher exposures and develops over 5 to 10 years.
occurs where exposures are the highest and can cause symptoms to develop within a few weeks.
Making a claim for Silicosis
At Industrial Disease Claims we understand the trauma and frustration conditions such as Silicosis can cause not only physically and psychologically but also financially. It is our aim to minimise any further stress and worry by ensuring you receive the compensation that is rightly yours as swiftly and efficently as possible.
Our expert panel of solicitors have a success rate of almost 100% of claims handled nationwide recovering millions of pounds in compensation.