Silicosis is a rare lung condition caused by excessive exposure to certain kinds of dust, specifically the crystalline form of silicone dioxide, often found in the dust of rocks, clay and sand.
It's an occupational condition widely linked to people who have worked previously as miners or potters, and can be life changing to all those who fall victim to it. If you've suffered from silicosis because of work, our solicitors could help you claim compensation.
The following industries are particularly at risk:
Pottery and ceramics
Stone masonry and cutting
Wherever you work, your employer has a duty of care to protect you from health and safety risks, and this includes exposure to silica dust. Our lawyers have pursued successful silicosis claims for workers and former workers in a variety of industries.
The main symptoms of silicosis are a persistent cough and shortness of breath, as well as weakness and tiredness. It can often take up to 20 to 30 years for the symptoms to appear, which could be long after you've left the job where exposure took place.
If you've been diagnosed with silicosis you should consider whether the condition might have been caused by a current or former working environment. You may be able to claim even if the exposure happened decades ago, and even if the company you worked for has since gone out of business.
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