If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease you may be able to claim asbestos compensation or financial assistance. If you have lost someone to an asbestos disease, we can help you to claim compensation on their behalf.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a natural mineral, which is still mined throughout the world and used in manufacturing and construction. It is popular in these industries because of its resistance to heat, electricity, and sound. The use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, but it is still present in many buildings built before this time.
Sadly, asbestos is extremely dangerous and causes a number of diseases. Every year in the UK, over 2,500 people die from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and develop an asbestos disease then you have the right to claim compensation.
Asbestos compensation can help you to:
- Achieve a sense of justice;
- Pay for private medical care;
- Make adjustments to your home;
- Pay for carers and medical aids;
- Leave money behind for your loved ones.
How to make a claim for asbestos compensation:
Sadly, thousands of people across the UK have been routinely and unlawfully exposed to deadly asbestos fibres.
Fortunately, legislation is in place to help you and your family if you have developed an asbestos disease. Our expert solicitors can help you to claim compensation for wrongful exposure and to compensate you for your reduced quality of life.
Whatever your circumstances we simply need you to tell us a little about yourself, your condition, and your work history and we can do the rest.
We’re here to help – speak to us for free initial advice today by calling 0800 038 6767.
Asbestos diseases – your diagnosis matters:
In order for us to make a successful claim for asbestos compensation, you need to have been diagnosed with an asbestos disease. You can read about asbestos diseases in detail by clicking here.
Some of the most common asbestos diseases are:
- Pleural plaques
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
- Pleural thickening
- Pleural effusions
After we have confirmed that you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we will discuss your work history with you.
Your work history:
Most people who develop an asbestos disease were exposed to asbestos at work. Some industries are more high-risk than others. For example, you are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos if you worked as one of the following:
- Civil engineer
- Heating engineer
Of course, you could have been exposed to asbestos in many other jobs too. For example, asbestos is a notoriously common building material in schools and hospitals, and so teachers and health professionals are affected too.
You can visit the following pages to learn more about asbestos at work:
Exposure outside of work:
It is not just those who worked with asbestos that develop asbestos diseases. Wherever you were exposed to asbestos, we may be able to pursue a claim on your behalf.
In the past, we have successfully claimed compensation for people who have had ‘secondary exposure’ to asbestos.
Secondary exposure occurs when an asbestos worker unwittingly brings asbestos dust into their home and sadly exposes their family. For example:
A worker returns home covered in asbestos dust and hugs his wife and young son. His family members unknowingly breathe in the dust from the clothes. They have experienced ‘secondary exposure,’ and are sadly now also at risk of developing an asbestos disease. Another example is of wives washing a husband’s asbestos contaminated clothing.
No Win, No Fee:
We help you to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis – this means that you do not pay anything if your case is unsuccessful. If your case is successful, you will receive compensation. If it is unsuccessful, an insurance policy ensures that you do not have to pay any of the costs.
Other financial assistance:
As well as helping you to claim compensation, we can also help you to apply for other financial assistance. If you have an asbestos disease you may be eligible for:
- Government benefits specific to your condition;
- Funds from governmental compensation schemes.
We can guide you through the application process. Importantly, you are likely to receive much more money through the claims process than through government schemes. However, you can often pursue both at the same time.
Why choose us?
Asbestos disease claims are a niche area of law. As a result, not many legal firms in the UK have Solicitors who specialise in pursuing these claims. Being a personal injury solicitor is not the same as being an industrial disease or asbestos claims specialist.
Luckily, our Solicitors do specialise in industrial disease and asbestos claims. As well as being specialists, we focus on developing relationships with our clients and supporting them through their disease. Our level of support is reflected in our five star reviews – which you can read by clicking here.