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What is Silicosis?

Silicosis is a long term disease of the lungs caused by inhaling silica dust usually over a number of years.

It causes tissue swelling and hardening (fibrosis) which means the lungs do not function properly.

Silicosis usually develops between 10-20 years of exposure but can develop as soon as 5-10 years.  If there is an intense period of exposure then it can develop within a few months.

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The main symptoms are shortness of breath, coughing, weakness and tiredness.  It also increases the chances of developing tuberculosis, COPD, chest infections, kidney disease, lung cancer, arthritis and heart failure.

There is no cure for silicosis as the lung damage cannot be reversed.  Treatment therefore focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life.

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Silica is a natural substance found in certain stone, rock, sand and clay.

The main industries where it is encountered are;

  • Construction and Demolition
  • Stone Masonry especially when working with Sandstone
  • Worktop manufacturing and fitting
  • Mining
  • Quarrying
  • Sand blasting
  • Pottery
  • Ceramics
  • Glass manufacturing

Experts in Respiratory Claims

Poole Alcock Solicitors are experts in bringing claims for individuals throughout the UK. We are dedicated to getting you every penny of compensation that you deserve.

We work on a No Win No Fee Basis.

Our specialist team are available for a FREE initial consultation at a time to suit you. Call us today on  01270 625478 to arrange an appointment. Alternatively fill out our enquiry form and we will arrange to call you back.

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