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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as asbestosis, it can be shocking and devastating for both you and your loved ones.

Our compassionate team of solicitors are Northern Ireland’s leading asbestos lawyers, working on landmark cases and successfully securing compensation and justice for our clients.

Why Keenan Solicitors?

Keenan Solicitors are one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms in the highly specialist area of asbestosis compensation claims.

If you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed with asbestosis, we understand that this can be a daunting time.

At Keenan Solicitors, we’re here for you.

Contact us today and we can arrange a free home visit anywhere in Northern Ireland. We’ll take the time to listen to your worries and concerns and can draw on our vast experience to help put your mind at ease.

The claims process following a diagnosis of asbestosis can be complex and it is vitally important that you and your family have a solicitor that is an expert in this field. We will answer any questions you may have and take detailed instructions from you to allow us to identify the possible cause of your exposure to asbestos that has led to this diagnosis.

By taking the time to listen to a full history and engage fully in an approachable manner, our solicitors can identify likely causes and employers at fault, even where it may not be immediately obvious or the employer has since ceased trading.

Following our initial meeting, our investigations will commence. If an insurance company can be identified, we will arrange for our medical expert to prepare a report for your case. Often this can be done on the basis of your medical records, further minimising the stress of the claims process for you.

When it comes to securing compensation, we will fight robustly on your behalf to secure every last penny of compensation you deserve. Money can never make right the wrong done, but we aim to provide some peace of mind that those responsible have had to pay and, more importantly, can help aid you and your family in the future.

Call Keenan Solicitors on 028 90 49 3349 or tell us about your concerns with asbestos disease and we will call you at a time that suits you.

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What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a serious condition caused by exposure to large amounts of asbestos dust.

It is often used as a catch-all for any type of asbestos related disease, but strictly speaking it is a standalone disease.

It differs from some of the other asbestos-related diseases as studies have shown that you must have been exposed to large amounts of asbestos for this to develop.

Asbestosis can make it difficult for your lungs to work properly and it takes an average of 20 – 30 years following your exposure to develop.

Unfortunately, the effects are irreversible.

Some symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • A persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Pain in your chest or shoulders
  • Swollen fingertips in more serious cases

If you’ve developed any of these symptoms and you worked extensively with large amounts of asbestos in the past, we recommend seeking a referral to a Chest Consultant from your GP as soon as possible.

In the unfortunate event that a diagnosis of asbestosis is received, call Keenan Solicitors today on 02890493349 for advice around the claims process.

Our Belfast-based experts will take take the time to listen you, take detailed instructions, investigate your claim and secure compensation.

How is Asbestosis Diagnosed?

Following your referral to a Chest Consultant, they will normally recommend you undergo investigations like x-rays and a CT Scan.

If your initial x-ray shows shadowing, this may be a sign of asbestosis. Inhaling asbestos causes scarring on your lungs, also known as ‘fibrosis’.

To get a better idea a CT scan may be ordered. This takes pictures of the inside of your lungs and assists them in making a diagnosis.

Can Asbestosis Be Treated?

There is a common view that asbestosis is cancer. This is not the case.

A big worry for those diagnosed with asbestosis is that they can go on to develop the more serious and deadly asbestos related lung cancer or mesothelioma.

It is important to get regularly tested and keep an eye on your symptoms.

If the disease progresses, treatments like steroids and oxygen can be offered.

Get Started on Your Asbestosis Compensation Claim:

Keenan Solicitors are one of Northern Ireland’s leading asbestosis solicitors. We have experience in a vast range of these cases and can provide you wth support and guidance, whilst securing the compensation you deserve.

We have helped clients to claim after exposure to asbestos in a range of jobs and examples include:

  • Harland and Wolff
  • Northern Ireland Electricity
  • Power Stations
  • Royal Mail
  • British Telecom
  • MOD
  • Construction workers
  • Demolition
  • Mechanics exposed to asbestos in brake pads
  • Translink
  • Northern Ireland Railways

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