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Retroperitoneal fibrosis claims often stem from asbestos exposure in the workplace and the illness itself can sometimes be known as Ormond’s disease.
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare condition which is manifested as a lump of tissue that sits in the abdomen, located close to the kidneys. The effects of the condition include loss of bladder function and control; a high temperature; weight loss; kidney damage; sickness and pain in the back and/or abdomen.
Retroperitoneal claims can often be complex cases and sometimes there are no clear causes why people get it. However, research has proven that, in some instances, it can be caused by asbestos exposure.
It is advisable to tell the medical professional who is dealing with your retroperitoneal condition whether or not you have been exposed to asbestos while at work.
Many people can feel deterred from making a workplace compensation claim as they are concerned about bringing a claim against their employer. All employers have a duty to protect employees while they are in the workplace, if your employer has failed to do so then it has been negligent and you are legally entitled to begin a claim against them.
All employers must carry out risk assessments at the required intervals; provide protective clothing and equipment where necessary and they must also adhere to other health and safety procedures specific to their industry, for example, if you work with dangerous substances and chemicals your employer must follow the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations which form part of the procedures set out by the Health and Safety Executive.
If you believe you have a retroperitoneal fibrosis claim or another work-related illness then it is advisable to speak to an experienced workplace injury lawyer. Jefferies Solicitors are experienced in dealing with a diverse range of asbestos-related illnesses including asbestosis and mesothelioma claims.
We understand the effects asbestos-related illnesses can have on individuals and their families and work hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to. If you would like to speak to one of our no win no fee solicitors for more advice and information on your situation then please call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.
We can also help with other industrial diseases claims, including those related to occupational asthma and chemical poisoning. If you have suffered from any kind of industrial disease, get in touch with our industrial disease solicitors to find out if you’re entitled to compensation.