If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis we can help you
Our team of dedicated lawyers have many years experience in dealing with asbestosis claims.
Our specialist team will:-
- Liaise with you and your family with consideration and sensitivity
- Advise on appropriate DWP benefits link here to DWP benefits
- Commence prompt enquiries to establish who has been negligent
- Secure interim payments where possible
- Pursue your claim using the Courts dedicated Fast Track service if appropriate
- Fully explain our no win no fee funding
What can I claim for?
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Expenses such as extra heating or travel
- Costs of any aids and equipment
- Care and assistance
What information will my solicitor need?
We will take a detailed statement from you about your employment and exposure to asbestos. Don’t worry if you can’t remember all your employers or dates as we can obtain a list from the Inland Revenue.
Your medical records will be obtained and we will collect any evidence that is needed such as Doctors, engineers or nursing experts.
How much will it cost me to bring a claim?
We would deal with the matter on a “No win No fee” basis this means that you do not pay us anything if your claim fails. If you are successful we will recover our costs back from the other side.
The Company I worked for no longer exists?
We will endeavour to trace the employer liability insurers and so even if the company no longer exists you may still be entitled to compensation. Asbestosis can develop many years after exposure and it is not unusual for us to bring claims against companies which have since ceased to trade. We can obtain a list of all the employers from the Inland Revenue. We can also carry out various searches and investigations to trace the employer liability insurers of your employers. If we can trace the insurance company of the company which employed you then we can pursue the claim against them. In addition we also hold a database of some insurers we have previously had claims against so we can easily access this information.
What if I believe my partner has died of asbestosis?
It may be that an asbestosis claim was not started in life. In such circumstances the Estate of the deceased can continue with the claim. If it is thought that a person has died as a consequence of an asbestos related disease then it is likely the Coroner will want to carry out an Inquest. This is because the death should be recorded as an industrial disease.
We would always recommend that permission is given by the Estate to carry out a Post Mortem report as this can provide useful information for any future claim.
Our dedicated team of solicitors are sensitive to the issues which can arise at this difficult time and will deal with any queries sympathetically.