WHAT IS ASBESTOS CLAIMS?
An asbestos claim or lawsuit normally refers to a legal claim against an entity responsible for causing an individual to be injured as a result of asbestos exposure. An asbestos lawsuit, or civil action, is filed against solvent (non-bankrupt) companies in a court of law that may be legally responsible for asbestos exposure to a person.
For bankrupt companies, asbestos lawsuits can be brought in court by a bankruptcy trust fund formed to compensate people who have sustained asbestos-related injuries as a result of exposure to asbestos from the products of the bankrupt business.
WHAT DISEASES DOES ASBESTOS CAUSE?
Exposure to asbestos can cause a range of illnesses, including:
- Lung cancer
- Pleural thickening
CAN I MAKE AN ASBESTOS COMPENSATION CLAIM?
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease for the last three years you could claim. We will also help you make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has already died from an asbestos-related illness, or if they die while it is continuing, continue their claim.
WHAT ASBESTOS RELATED ILLNESS CAN I CLAIM FOR?
Even minor asbestos exposure can result in fatal consequences. Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma may have detrimental effects on the lives of the sufferer and those of their families. The specialist attorneys are here to give you the advice and assistance you need and will provide advice in seeking liability for a number of asbestos-related industrial diseases.
IS THERE TIME LIMITS TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR ASBESTOS?
You typically have three years to claim asbestos from the time you were diagnosed. When a loved one has died from an asbestos-related illness, you have three years from finding out that the cause was asbestos. The development of asbestos-related diseases can take decades, so it doesn’t matter how long the exposure to asbestos took place. We will help you even if:
- Your former employer has since ceased trading
- You’re not sure when you were exposed
- You didn’t work for the company you believe is responsible
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN YOU CLAIM FOR AN ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASE?
How much asbestos-related illness you can say would rely on a few different factors. It will take into account your personal circumstances – for example, how it affects your quality of life – as well as the type of disease you have acquired. If your spouse, partner, or parent has died of asbestos-related illness and you may be able to claim as a ‘dependent’ to account for their loss of income.
NO WIN NO FEE ASBESTOS CLAIMS
A No Win No Fee agreement means that if you make an asbestos claim you don’t have to pay any upfront fees and if your claim doesn’t succeed you won’t have to pay anything at all. If your argument succeeds, what happens depends on what sort of argument you make:
- For mesothelioma claims
You keep 100% of your compensation.
- For asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer, pleural thickening, and pleural plaque claims
By law, part of your compensation award must go towards our legal fees.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We have the largest team of asbestos solicitors in the United Kingdom and we’ve secured numerous major wins that have resulted in substantial rule changes. Including:
- First-ever successful environmental exposure case.
- First settlement covering charges for the hospice and compensation.
- Securing deferred payment orders, including those not yet created, to cover potential treatments
Our team of experienced attorneys has decades of experience in asbestosis claims. Your case will be treated with great caution and we will ensure that any resolution that has been negotiated represents what you have been through and what will be your future treatment needs. We understand that making a claim against your employer for compensation may sound daunting. So we seek to make the process of litigation as simple as possible, to help every step of the way and to ensure that your interests are completely secured throughout.