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Asbestos Exposure From Husband’s Working Clothes

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It is now accepted that asbestos-related conditions, including mesothelioma, can be contracted as a result of exposure to dirty work clothes contaminated with asbestos.

For example, if your husband or partner was exposed to asbestos fibres or asbestos dust at work and had to bring his overalls home to be washed by you, and you later suffer from an asbestos-related disease, you may have a claim for asbestos-related disease compensation.

When Should You Make A Claim For Asbestos Compensation?

For those who do develop an illness as a result of asbestos exposure, it often takes decades for the illness to start after the asbestos exposure. The average interval between inhaling asbestos fibres and the onset of symptoms is around 35 years and can be as long as 50 years or more. The shortest latency period is between 10 to 15 years. Therefore any recent asbestos exposure within the last ten years will not cause any immediate symptoms or illness.

Asbestos-related injuries have been known about for many decades, but it was only in 1965 that it became widely known that even small or mild (in relative terms) levels of exposure to asbestos could cause injury. The chance of developing an asbestos-related illness from a one-off incident of low level exposure is not impossible but very unlikely.

In order to succeed in a personal injury compensation claim for asbestos disease caused by secondary exposure to a relative's contaminated overalls, it is necessary to show that the exposure to asbestos from contaminated overalls occurred or continued after 1965.

Strict time limits apply to making a claim for any type of industrial disease, including asbestos-related diseases, so please contact an experienced solicitor as soon as you think you may have a claim for asbestos-related compensation.

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

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Lawyers Experienced In Asbestos-Related Diseases

Personal injury compensation claims can be made where the exposure to asbestos was several decades ago, and even where the employer no longer exists.

Whether you or a member of your family is suffering, or suspects they may be suffering, from an asbestos-related disease, we can help. Clear Answers' specialist lawyers are able to offer advice and guidance on all types of asbestos-related compensation claims, and the damages you might receive.

There have been important cases on this topic in recent years and it is best to go to an experienced personal injury law firm who specialises in dealing with all types of asbestos-related compensation claims. Clear Answers' specialist lawyers form the most experienced personal injury law firm in the country and have expert asbestos teams waiting to help you.

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Clear Answers' asbestos solicitors deal with a large number of asbestos-related and other personal injury compensation claim cases each year. Details of some of these accident compensation claims can be found in our Personal Injury News Section which is updated regularly.

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