Asbestos Compensation Claims
Asbestos Compensation Claims
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, which is made up of incredibly small fibres that can be excessively harmful to the human body when inhaled. Exposure to asbestos fibres and dust in the workstation can cause fatal and disabling diseases – Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Pleural Plaques, and Lung Cancer – which usually don’t reveal symptoms instantly.
Due to the presence of useful qualities, asbestos was extensively utilized in the construction, shipbuilding, and aircraft industries and factories prior to its ban. As a result, millions of employees were exposed to asbestos at work from the 1930-1970 and it placed many employees at risk. Although, it might take a great amount of time to identify damages from asbestos exposure, yet thousands of people in the UK are diagnosed with asbestos-caused illnesses every year and most of them are at their last stages.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with asbestos-related sickness, you may be entitled to make an asbestos claim and be eligible for compensation. At Turner White Solicitors, we have asbestos solicitors who are experts in asbestos-caused illnesses cases and they can help you to receive the compensation, which you deserve.
Why Should I Make A Asbestos Compensation Claim?
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it’s probable that you’re by now at your late stage. Because the damage can take years to show up, if you have symptoms that are showing, your disease is likely to be quite far advanced. In such a case, the compensation you receive is intended to help you with everyday tasks because of breathlessness. However, that’s not all. If your household depends on your income, and it’s no longer coming in to the family, then this needs to be reflected too. In circumstances like this, asbestos compensation is designed to cover medical expenses, bills, food, council tax and the like, until you get your life back to normal.
In addition, asbestos claim for compensation is not just about the money. For many, it is an acknowledgement of what you went through, an admittance of responsibility, and this can lead to modifications in procedure that could help avoid the same mistake happening to some other employee in the future.
If you’re not sure about whether you can claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to have a no obligation chat with one of our legally trained industrial disease solicitors, who will be able to help you and guide you with your claim.
When Can I Make A Asbestos Compensation Claim?
You may no longer work for the employer who may have exposed you to asbestos fibres or they may have gone out of business, however, asbestos claims can still be made against those not trading and who do not presently employ you, even if this has been the situation for many years. Some of the most dangerous and incurable diseases caused by excessive and prolonged periods of exposure to asbestos, which our experienced solicitors have dealt with are:
- Pleural Plaques: Asbestos can cause pleural plaques, which are areas of scar tissue or calcification on the lining of the lungs, chest wall or diaphragm.
- Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs of a human body.
- Lung Cancer: Asbestos can be a primary or a contributing cause to the development of cancerous (malignant) tumors in the lungs.
- Asbestosis: Exposure to asbestos can cause asbestosis, a chronic inflammatory and scarring disease, affecting the tissue of the lungs.
At Turner White Solicitors, our well-experienced asbestos solicitors will help you to establish whether you have a valid case for compensation, and will support you throughout your claim while securing the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest amount of time to prevent the process from becoming stressful. Call us on 01772 25 22 22 or request a call back and our expert solicitors will give you free consultation regarding your compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim for Asbestos?
The amount of asbestos related disease compensation awarded in asbestos related disease claims depends on a number of different aspects. These aspects can include the severity of the injury caused, your income, the effect the damage has had on your life outside work, and whether the industrial disease needed further treatment and care.
You can find out how much claim you’re entitled to by getting in touch with one of our leading solicitors today on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you. We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. However, if you want to get an estimated settlement figure before you contact us, you can always use our interactive compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Is There A Time Limit To Claim Compensation For Asbestos?
Yes. In the UK, the standard time limit within which an industrial disease claim can be filed is 3 years. If legal proceedings are not started within 3 years, the case is considered time barred and you are no longer entitled to claim for compensation. The 3-year deadline starts either from the date that the accident happened or from the date when it was established that your disease was directly/indirectly linked to the your present or past working environment, which is also known as ‘date of knowledge’.
Moreover, the 3 years’ time limit typically start to run from the date of diagnosis, but it may be earlier than this if you have already acknowledged a connection between your symptoms and its causes. If somebody has died because of an asbestos related disease, the 3 years typically runs from the date of death.
In any kind of industrial disease circumstances, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. This is because the details are more likely to be fresh in your mind, so it will be easier to recall. In addition, the paperwork you’ve had that related to your industrial disease will be close to hand.
For a free consultation about an occupational asbestos claim for compensation, call our No Win No Fee industrial disease solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you.
When you contact us, you don't have to start your asbestos claim for compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your disease was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start a claim.