Despite the dangers of asbestos being well known for almost a century, the incidence of asbestos-related disease over the past 50 years has increased. This is due, in part, to the fact that symptoms of asbestos-related disease do not become apparent until decades after the harmful exposure has occurred. The annual number of deaths relating to illness caused by asbestos are now expected to continue at the current level until the end of the decade.
The majority of those who have developed these illnesses worked in shipbuilding and construction pre-1980. Other traditionally lower risk trades, such as plumbing and welding have also seen increasing levels of claims. And claims are now no longer restricted to those who were directly exposed to this harmful material. Individuals who have been exposed through another, such as from fibres found on clothing, can also claim compensation.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and have developed an illness as a result, then you could be entitled to compensation.
We can help. With over three decades of experience working exclusively for claimants, we will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, quickly and efficiently, and with the minimum inconvenience to you.
We are expert industrial disease lawyers who represent those who have developed an asbestos-related condition either by direct exposure or through another source. If you have been exposed to asbestos, and have suffered injury as a result, then you could be entitled to make a claim.
Asbestos-related injuries can take many forms, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural plaques or pleural thickening. Some of these injuries are fatal, and all can have a physical and mental impact on you, and your family.
The compensation that you are entitled to is not measured solely by the extent of your injury, but the effect it has on how you live your life. It is there to secure the support you need for yourself and your family. In the case of a fatality, we can make sure that your family do not suffer financially as a result.
We will assess your case quickly, understanding both the evidence the insurance company will need to agree to pay your claim, and the different ways which your injuries may be affecting you now, and in the future. So you know where you stand from the outset.
Our ‘no win no fee’ pledge means that we guarantee you against costs should your claim be unsuccessful.
From your first contact, getting you the best outcome is our focus, and we work hard to make sure we do. Our experience ensures that we work efficiently - listening to you and keeping you informed – and effectively; getting you the right compensation for your claim. To get started, contact us today by calling 0800 009 6953 or complete our online enquiry form.