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Home > Personal Injury > Industrial Diseases > Pneumoconiosis diseases > Kaolin Pneumoconiosis disease

Kaolin Pneumoconiosis disease

Kaolin Pneumoconiosis - China Clay Pneumoconiosis

Kaolin Pneumoconiosis – also known as China Clay Pneumoconiosis - is unlike other forms of pneumoconiosis, as this condition does not cause major breathing difficulties.

It is caused by the inhalation of kaolin dust given off by kaolinite (a clay mineral) during the processing (slicing, drying, pulverizing) to make the finished products.

Kaolin in used in a variety of industries including ceramics, medicine, cosmetics and in the manufacture of white incandescent light bulbs.

Sufferers will typically have worked in the ceramics industry or the cosmetics and paper industries.

Symptoms of kaolin pneumoconiosis disease

Several of the symptoms presented by sufferers of all types of pneumoconiosis diseases are common to many, if not all, of these diseases so it is important to seek expert medical treatment if you suspect you may have kaolin pneumoconiosis disease.

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Notifiable occupational diseases

Kaolin pneumoconiosis disease is classed as a notifiable industrial disease, and if advised, your employer must report this to the Health and Safety Executive. If you are diagnosed with Kaolin pneumoconiosis, with your permission, your doctor is required to inform your employer.

Not only may you be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation against the employer for whom you were working at the time of your exposure, but you may be able to claim disablement benefit through the Department of Work and Pensions.

To make a claim for compensation, you must be able to prove that kaolin pneumoconiosis has developed as a consequence of your working environment at that time. It is often more than 10 years after you have been exposed to the harmful dust before symptoms of kaolin pneumoconiosis disease appear.

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Making a compensation claim for Kaolin pneumoconiosis

Clear Answers’ lawyers will be able to advise you whether you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist industrial disease lawyers are experts in all personal injury matters and will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and answer any questions or queries you may have.

Strict time limits apply to making a claim for any type of personal injury, so please contact an experienced solicitor as soon as you think you may have a claim for compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

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