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    What is Black Lung Disease?

    Black Lung is a horrible disease that thousands of people across the UK are still suffering from today. Once known as “coal miners’ pneumoconiosis”, this illness isn’t just for coal miners. People from all walks of life are suffering from the illness, whether that’s due to their career or their environment. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we specialise in helping people like you to achieve black lung disease compensation for yourself or your loved ones.

    Black Lung, sometimes known as “anthracosis” is a lung disease developed due to scarring of the lungs by coal dust retention. When you breathe in coal dust, the small particles of carbon in the air can cause irreparable damage to your lungs, making breathing painful and exercise impossible. In the past, this disease has largely been confined to coal miners and above-surface colliery workers. Today, however, there are a range of potential careers which can suffer from these illnesses. If you deal with the grinding of mineral carbons or graphite, or if you work with carbon electrons, you can suffer a similar disease to the traditional Black Lung.

    What Are the Symptoms of Black Lung Disease?

    Breathing in coal dust over the years can lead to a range of scarring on your lungs. If you go for a lung scan, the x-ray will show black areas caused by scarred tissue. The longer you are exposed to coal dust, the worse the actual condition becomes and the more severe the symptoms can become. The most common symptoms of black lung disease include:

    • Shortness of Breath.
    • A Chronic or Permanent Cough.
    • Progressively Worsening Lung Functions.
    • Disturbed Sleep.

    If you suffer from any of these symptoms, then it might be worth seeing if you are eligible for black lung compensation.

    Unfortunately, there is no cure of Black Lung disease available at present. That means it is all the more important that you achieve the black lung compensation you deserve, so you can alleviate many of the concerns that have an illness like black lung can cause.

    If you have been a miner or colliery worker in the past, there are a range of other potential illnesses you can seek compensation for. These can include:

    • Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
    • Respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
    • Asbestos related conditions.
    • Hand-arm vibration related conditions, such as vibration white finger (VBF).

    Who is Responsible for Black Lung Disease Compensation?

    In the past, there have been many coal companies at work in the UK. If you are an ex-miner or coal worker, then it is likely you will be entitled to claim from these companies – even if they are no longer active. When the extraction of coal became nationalised in the UK, the organisation which took over was the NCB (National Coal Board), which later developed into the BCC (British Coal Corporation). Today, Coal Extraction in the UK is now in the hands of a private company – UK Coal Plc.

    If you have worked for any of these organisations or companies in the past, then your former employer may well have been legally responsible for you extended exposure to coal dust. Therefore, you can chase your claims of black lung compensation even if the company is no longer active!

    Can I Call Tylers for No-WIn, No-Fee Black Lung Disease Compensation Claims?

    If you or someone you love is suffering from black lung or any other mining-related illness, then you shouldn’t hesitate! Get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today, and we can help you to achieve the black lung compensation that you so deserve. As a team of professional personal injury lawyers in Manchester, we can work with you to make sure you get the closure you need and the recognition you deserve.

    It can be scary, and practically impossible, to trace down who is at fault after your employers have gone out of business. However, here at Tylers we are specialists when it comes to getting you the compensation you need to get on with your life. We can make sure you get compensation from the right people so you don’t have to worry about money while dealing with your illness too.

    As a no win, no fee company, you can be sure that we will fight for you all the way. If you don’t get the compensation you deserve, we don’t get paid. That means we will put everything we have behind your claim, to get you the black lung disease compensation you deserve and the justice you need.

    So, don’t hesitate! Get in touch with our sympathetic and professional team today! We have many years’ experience in helping people get all kinds of compensation from all kinds of illnesses. You can call us directly at 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can call us on 0333 577 0320, and we’ll help you to work out what you are entitled to.

    Need more information? Don’t worry, Lee Kirton or one of our other professional claims solicitors will advise you along the way

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