Frequently Asked Questions
Whichever way you choose to contact the National Asbestos Helpline, you can expect immediate attention to your enquiry. There are no call centres, no queues and your enquiry will be dealt with courteously and professionally.
- Q. I have been diagnosed with an asbestos condition but the company I worked for is no longer trading. What are my options?
Speak to our lawyers who specialise in asbestos cases. We can take on your compensation claim with expert knowledge. It is possible to trace the insurers of the company, in which case you can obtain payment. In addition, we can help you to access a benefits scheme that includes a lump sum payment from the government if your old employer is no longer trading. Moreover, from January 2014, insurers must set up a, ‘fund of last resort,’ to pay asbestos cancer victims (mesothelioma sufferers) who cannot find insurers.
- Q. You read so much in the press about asbestos illnesses – should I be worried?
Some asbestos conditions do not cause injury, such as pleural plaques. However, other asbestos conditions can be fatal, such as the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. If you are suffering from any of the following:
- Pleural Thickening
- Asbestos Lung Cancer
Our experienced lawyers who specialise in the above diseases will recover the compensation for you.
- Q. I haven’t worked with asbestos for many years – surely any illness would have happened before now?
Asbestos illness can take up to 50 years to develop, although the average time is 20 to 30 years. The risks of getting an asbestos illness increases with the amount of asbestos that you have been in contact. If however, you have been recently diagnosed with an asbestos disease, our highly experienced lawyers are here to win you compensation. Speak to us now.
- Q. I get breathless when walking any distance or uphill. Sometimes I think it’s just my advancing year, but other times I’m concerned because I worked with asbestos many years ago. What should I do?
If you are concerned, you should have an X-ray or a CT scan. This is the first – and often last – step to diagnosis and will hopefully put your mind at rest. However, if an asbestos condition is identified it is essential that you speak to our specialist solicitors as soon as possible. This is because there are times periods for making claims, and claims can be substantial, and we can fast track claims for you.
- Q. What is asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a type of lung disease in which damage and scarring is caused by breathing in asbestos fibres. Asbestosis can make it harder to breathe especially during exercise and some people also suffer with a cough. Our experienced solicitors can win you compensation, if you are suffering from an asbestos related condition. Speak to us now.
- Q. My husband has died and it has been confirmed that his death was due to an asbestos related disease, can I bring a claim?
Yes. Our experienced solicitors can win you compensation, if you are suffering from an asbestos related condition. Speak to us now.
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