If you are considering making a claim for compensation relating to asbestos, we advise you to consider the following:
Call us immediately for legal advice
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease you should seek legal advice immediately. In our experience, asbestos related claims can be complex and legal proceedings usually have a three-year time limit from the date of diagnosis or death. Our industrial disease experts can advise you as to whether you have grounds for a successful claim.
If a claimant is or has been a Trade Union member, the Union may agree to fund your claim. In the event of an unsuccessful claim, you may be able to enter a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement.
You can be awarded claim compensation for:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of past and future earnings
- Costs of specialist care
- Care provided by the claimants family
- Specialist equipment such as baths or beds
Other ways to secure Compensation
We are able to pursue compensation claims against any business that has ceased trading or against their insurers. Sufferers of Pneumoconiosis may be able to claim from the Government under the 1979 Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Act if unable to claim directly from their employer or their insurers.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) may be able to support sufferers of asbestos related illnesses with benefits. These benefits are normally separate to compensation claims pursued for asbestosis, mesothelioma and other diseases.
Those wishing to make claims for asbestos related illnesses and were exposed to asbestos before 1948 may be entitled to a Workmen’s Compensation Scheme payment. After 4th July 1948, any asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening, asbestos induced cancer or mesothelioma claimants are entitled to apply for an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
Your Asbestos Claim
Our experienced Industrial Disease team are ready to provide you with any advice and support that you need relating to your asbestos claim. We can offer you a free first interview either at your home or in hospital to discuss your claim and any benefit entitlements.
Give us a call on 0800 988 0777 to speak to Frances McCarthy or Caroline Phelan or via email;
Please note that the information contained on this website is for general information only and is not a definitive statement of the law. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date; however, it is an introduction to an extremely complex legal subject and should not be relied upon in legal proceedings. You should seek professional legal advice before acting in any way upon the information on this web site.
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