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seeking legal support after a diagnosis of work related silicosis. You may have
worked in an industry such as quarrying, stonemasonry, construction or
manufacturing when the exposure to silica dust took place.
How we can
team can help you throughout each stage of the process of making a compensation claim,
answering any queries or concerns you may have. We can help determine which
employer is responsible for your exposure – even if they are no longer in
Your solicitor will take away the anxiety of making a compensation claim and can discuss your case either in person, on the phone or by email.
If you are suffering from silicosis, you may experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheeziness, loss of appetite, weight loss, chest pains, coughing, darkening of the skin and fatigue. You may also fail to respond to antibiotics.
Silicosis is a lung condition caused by breathing in silica dust. The exposure may have taken place at work in an industry including quarrying, pottery, stonemasonry, construction or manufacturing.
Silica is a mineral that takes various forms. Safe forms of silica are used in the cosmetics, food and beverage industries, whereas crystalline silica (a form that contains quartz) is a human carcinogen. Breathing in a small amount of silica dust can cause serious damage to the lungs, including diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer.