Can I make a claim for asbestos related disease?

When you have been involved in an accident that is not your fault you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and losses (both past and future).  The claim is broken down into two elements, general and special damages.

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 claim for compensation.

The time following diagnosis is often filled with anxiety and fear. Our team have many years of experience in handling asbestos claims. We guarantee that 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 of your ongoing care and for adaptations needed to your home and any specialist equipment.

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

For no obligation advice and information please contact 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 that many workers are often at risk from exposure without even realising it.

Asbestos exposure is not however confined to heavy industry, such as steel works and shipbuilding. You can also pursue a claim for compensation if you were subject to secondary asbestos exposure for example, if you lived near to a factory or school where asbestos was used or if you were exposed to the asbestos fibres from 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 are very proud of our reputation of being able to recover the best possible compensation for our clients and of always providing a quality caring service. It is 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 will work to secure the maximum compensation for you and your family. We will thoroughly investigate your asbestos claim, leaving no stone unturned in finding the cause of your asbestos related disease. Wherever you were exposed to asbestos, we will ensure that 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, you can call us without obligation on 0800 980 9390. Alternatively, please complete our online contact form and one of the specialist solicitors in our asbestos claims team will be in touch.

 


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