Silicosis is an irreversible lung disease. It can take years to develop.
It is caused by fine particles of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which cause damage and inflammation in the lungs. Over time, this leads to the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis).
This can be seen on a chest X-rays. It is also known as ‘Grinder’s Disease’ and ‘Potter’s Rot’.
Occupational cancer accounts for around 8000 deaths and a further 14,000 cancer registrations annually
The NHS provides good guidance if you suffer from:
then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Symptoms usually come on many years after the exposure but are usually found in people over 40 years old. It usually has 4 forms:
Lung disease is debilitating and frustrating.
We understand that you are stressed and worried, Our experienced team can help you get private treatment as well as compensation.
Occupations include construction and mining. The most common root causes were silica dust during certain tasks.
When high-speed cutting tools are used on high-silica-content materials without suitable controls and safety measures then the exposure can be very high.
Many ex-potters have also been struck down by bronchitis, emphysema, silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They worked for years in dust and fume-filled factories.
Exposure is linked to many construction tasks such as cutting, blasting, drilling and grinding. The RCS hazard is present whether the parent material is granite, sandstone, or slate. It is in manufactured products such as brick or concrete too.
If you have worked in the following industries then call us today:
Any claim would be made against your current or former employer. If they are no longer trading we may still be able to trace the insurance company to make a claim on your behalf.
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