Can I make a claim for asbestos-related disease?

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, the physical effects of your illness and any financial losses. If you have lost a family member as a result of an illness caused by exposure to asbestos you may also be able to make a compensation claim.

The time that follows diagnosis is often filled with anxiety and fear. Our team have many years of experience in handling asbestos claims. We guarantee we will provide you with a first-rate service and prioritise your medical and care needs to ensure that you have access to the best private treatment. We will work tirelessly to recover compensation to cover all your ongoing care and to pay for adaptations needed to your home and any specialist equipment.

We are also able to offer tailored advice and guidance on your entitlement to state benefits to help to alleviate any immediate financial worries – see our related State Benefits page.

For no-obligation advice and information, call our specialist asbestos solicitors on 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Asbestos-related disease

Many thousands of people were exposed to asbestos or asbestos fibres during the course of their employment. The use of asbestos, particularly in the construction, chemical, steel, railway and shipbuilding industries, was widespread from the 1930s to the 1970s. Workers who were particularly at risk from asbestos exposure include:

  • Pipe fitters and laggers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Decorators
  • Engineers
  • Teachers
  • Hospital workers
  • Construction workers
  • Steel industry workers
  • Chemical industry workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Railway engine workers
  • Power station workers

Although asbestos is no longer used as a building material, hundreds of public buildings still contain asbestos, meaning workers are often at risk from exposure without even realising it.

Asbestos exposure is not, however, confined to heavy industry, such as steelworks and shipbuilding. You can also pursue a claim for compensation if you were subject to secondary asbestos exposure, for example, if you lived near a factory or school where asbestos was used or if you were exposed to asbestos fibres on the clothes of a family member who worked with the material.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, whether from working directly with asbestos or through secondary asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our team for a no-obligation assessment.

Our main source of new clients –personal recommendation

We’re very proud of our reputation for being able to recover the most compensation possible for our clients and for always providing a quality, caring service. It’s a testament to the quality of our service that our biggest source of new work is the personal recommendation of existing clients.

Expert legal advice

Using our wealth of experience, we’ll work to secure the maximum compensation for you and your family. We’ll thoroughly investigate your claim, leaving no stone unturned in finding the cause of your asbestos- related disease. Wherever you were exposed to asbestos, we will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Even if the company you worked for no longer exists, we can still pursue an asbestos claim through their insurers.

How to make an asbestos claim

If you would like more information about making an asbestos claim, call us without obligation on 0800 980 9390. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of the specialist solicitors in our asbestos claims team will be in touch.