Asbestos-Related Disease Claims
Asbestos was widely used in the UK as a building material from the 1940s until it was banned in the 1980s. We now know that Asbestos is incredibly harmful to lung function of those exposed. Working with asbestos without the right protection can lead to life-shortening illnesses such as asbestosis, asbestos-induced lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural thickening. If you or a loved one has an asbestos-related disease, then you may be able to claim compensation.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a serious disease where the lung tissue hardens. It is associated with prolonged and heavy exposure to asbestos dust.
Symptoms of asbestosis include:
- shortness of breath
- persistent cough
- dry crackling noise in your lungs when inhaling
- chest pain
- lack of or difficulty sleeping
- loss of appetite and subsequent weight loss.
Asbestosis is a slowly progressive disease. It usually takes between 15 and 30 years to develop, after initial exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma Related Illness Claims?
Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive type of cancer. Little or intermittent exposure to asbestos fibres often causes it. Similarly to asbestosis, symptoms include:
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- weight loss
- loss of appetite.
Virtually all cases of Mesothelioma are linked to exposure to asbestos.
All employers, past and present, owe their staff a duty of care to ensure their working environment is safe and staff are not at risk of danger. You may be able to claim for an asbestos-related illness if you believe your employer failed in their duty of care. For example, if they did not provide you with the correct breathing safety equipment, or they did not inform you of the dangers associated with working with asbestos.
Asbestos-related illnesses take decades to form and often have a life-changing effect on all those involved. The law surrounding asbestos illness compensation claims is complex. Therefore, you should instruct solicitors that specialise in these types of claims.
An example of a compensation claim for mesothelioma was a man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma nearly 40 years after he stopped delivering materials to an asbestos manufacturer. Sadly, he died of his illness shortly after starting the claim process. However, his widow and lawyer continued to pursue payment even though the responsible firm had ceased trading.
Making Compensation Claims for Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
Because asbestos-related illness can take years to show, some victims are not aware they may be able to make a claim. They may also think it is too late. Speaking to The Compensation Experts can help clarify your situation. It can also provide you with the information so you can make the right choice for you.
We work with a group of select personal injury lawyers who specialise in asbestosis and mesothelioma. Whether you are claiming for yourself or a loved one, you can expect your solicitor to gather the necessary evidence. This will prove the illness could have been avoided had the right precautions been taken. Millions of British workers were exposed to asbestos up to the early 1980s. While many employers were aware of the risks associated with the material, they did not adequately educate or protect their staff. This then led to tragic consequences for them and their families.
We certainly appreciate that our clients may be unwilling or unable to pay substantial legal fees upfront with no guarantee of a positive result. So we offer a No Win No Fee* contract to remove the financial risk associated with claiming compensation. *conditions may apply
So contact The Compensation Experts today for a free discussion, to find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis. We can then determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide. This then helps us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you. They also provide expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client will have a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert asbestos claim advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of asbestos exposure at work claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis*, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions may apply