Welcome to the National Asbestos Helpline
The National Asbestos Helpline provides expert advice and guidance to thousands of asbestos-disease sufferers and their families every year across the UK.
We're an organisation that has been set up specifically to help people through the difficult process of dealing with an asbestos-related illness. You will find us knowledgable, professional and compassionate. Through our hands-on approach we will support you and your family by providing expert financial, legal, emotional and practical support and advice.
Making An Informed Decision
Our specialist team have already helped thousands of people across the country with asbestos-related benefits guidance, civil claims advice, counselling services and practical advice on living with an asbestos disease. This is all we do, and because of that, we're sure to have the answers you need.
Civil Claims & Benefits Made Easy
Once diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease you may become eligible to bring a claim for civil compensation provided your disease can be attributed to occupational exposure. Our own solicitors and entire legal team are highly experienced in winning these cases and are amongst the best in their field. With millions of pounds recovered for clients and 100% satisfaction our track record speaks for itself.
Solid Legal Foundations
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and lawyers working with the National Asbestos Helpline are also members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
By choosing the National Asbestos Helpline you are protected by SRA regulations and the laws covering England and Wales.
Thank you for choosing the National Asbestos Helpline.
If you have lived or worked in or around buildings which carry Asbestos then you have been subjected to possible health risks
Asbestos is an incredibly toxic substance which is now no longer imported to the UK, with the more modern white variety now banned since the 1980’s.
If you have an illness as a direct result from asbestos, we are here to help. You should know however that you aren’t the first person to have an asbestos related illness; the first documented death from Asbestos goes way back to 1906 when Asbestos mining was at its peak. Only when researchers began to discover the wide majority of miners had lung diseases did alarm bells start to ring, however it wasn’t until 1983 that Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations came in to effect, requiring health and safety executives to have a license when working with the product.
Blue & Brown asbestos was banned in the mid 1980's and white asbestos was stopped being used and imported to the UK sometime later.
If you have been exposed to asbestos then you could be entitled to an asbestos related claim for compensation. The most common of diseases to come from asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer across the UK public however well-known for its link to asbestos. Mesothelioma can affect the outer lining of a person’s lungs and internal wall, and in rare cases affect the sack which surrounds and protects the heart. Unless treated, mesothelioma can be life threatening, and within the claims industry asbestos and mesothelioma claims are taken very seriously.
At National Asbestos we are the National Helpline for Asbestos Diseases. With years’ worth of professional and medical experience with this form of exposure as well as industry and government recognition, we are in a unique position where we can understand what you are going through and help you make informed decisions on what you should do, and the steps you should take to get the compensation that you deserve.
Due to the severity of mesothelioma, the UK government has acknowledged the need for an interim compensation service. This means that in a lot of cases, you could receive compensation in as little as 4 – 6 months, depending upon your circumstances.
When making an asbestos or mesothelioma claim, it is important that you have expert medical and legal advice on hand to ensure a quick and successful process. At National Asbestos, we can help you with this by offering dedicated liaison officers, specialist legal advice and representation, assistance with any state benefits, advice on clinical support, counselling services through charitable partner, mesothelioma support group access, a preferential wills and probate service where applicable to an individual’s case and local coroner liaison services where appropriate through our mesothelioma fast-track process.
Mesothelioma is an extremely serious illness and if you suffer from it you are entitled to professional, courteous and friendly legal advice from an organisation who understand what you are going through, and a company who can take the necessary steps to get you the much needed compensation which you deserve.
If you would like to find out more about how National Asbestos Helpline can help you make an asbestos claim or mesothelioma claim, please contact us today on free phone number 0800 043 6635 or for non urgent contact, please feel free to write to us. Our address can be found at the bottom of this page.