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If you’ve been diagnosed with a disease caused by asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation
Asbestos related claims are usually caused through work. The unfortunate thing is, many people do not know that it is present or that they are exposed to it.
Suffering from a permanent asbestos related condition or illness can take its toll on you both physically and mentally, especially as it can be easily preventable if your employer takes all the right steps to protect you.
Not only can it affect you, but it can also impact your relationships with other people. They may need to make sacrifices to look after and care for you through your constant chronic pains.
We can help you
You can contact our specially trained advisors today on 0121 8276 446 for advice and information, and to begin your claim.
If you would prefer for us to call you back, fill our contact form in and one of our advisors will give you a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
The cases are dealt with on a no win no fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs.
If your case is successful, then the costs will be paid for by the third party. Any costs not covered by them will be deducted from your final compensation. This maximum deduction will be 25%, it may be less than this, but it will never be more. This will be discussed with you before your case begins.
If your claim is not successful, providing you have been honest and co-operative throughout, you will not be charged.
For further advice and information on asbestos related claims, call us today on 0121 8276 446.
Even after speaking to us, you are not obliged to make the claim and we will never pressure you in to doing so.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is used to fireproof and strengthen material. There are 3 types used commonly in the UK are blue (crocidolite), brown (amosite) and white (chrysotile). Historically, they were used for things like insulation and flooring in buildings.
Am I eligible to claim asbestos compensation?
Your landlords and employers have a duty of care to protect you from asbestos exposure. Undamaged asbestos can be left alone providing it is being constantly monitored for any changes. If damaged materials release, or can potentially release, dust and fibres then a licenced contractor must remove them.
If you have been exposed to asbestos unknowingly, have worked with asbestos materials, or have recently managed asbestos, then you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today on 0121 8276 446 where one of our specialist advisors will be able to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
What illnesses can asbestos exposure cause?
There are a few illnesses caused by asbestos exposure. This includes the following:-
This is a severe lung condition caused by exposure to asbestos over long periods of time. Some of these symptoms can include chest pains, fatigue, shortness of breath, and persistent coughs.
Once asbestosis has occurred, it is irreversible and incurable. You become extremely vulnerable as you will be more prone to infections such as flu and pneumonia.
If left alone, asbestos is not harmful. However, if the asbestos material is broken or damaged, it will release asbestos into the air, which is extremely harmful as it severely deteriorates the lungs.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour. It is caused by asbestos fibres being inhaled it can effect the lungs, the abdomen, or the heart. Symptoms of this can include chest or abdomen pain, fever, fatigue and respiratory complications.
People who are most at risk of having mesothelioma are those who have been exposed to, or worked with, asbestos over a long period of time.
Unfortunately, people who get mesothelioma will have a very short life expectancy, generally around 12 months. Chemotherapy or surgery may help to prolong the life expectancy.
Asbestos-related lung cancer
Asbestos is responsible for only a small amount of lung cancer, although it is still one of the most fatal asbestos related illnesses. You are more at risk of this if you are a smoker.
Pleural thickening occurs when the lining of the lungs thickens, and can develop after exposure to asbestos. Some of the symptoms include, fever, fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pains. Pleural thickening is incurable, but medical professionals can help you manage it.
Can I make an asbestos claim?
If you have contracted an asbestos related illness due the someone else’s negligence, then yes you can claim.
Symptoms of some asbestos related illnesses, such as asbestosis, can take many years to appear, however even if the business you worked for has ceased to exist, or been brought by someone else, you may still be able to claim. This will be against the insurance company of the company at that time.
If you do not know how you suffered an asbestos related illness, you did not work for the business that is responsible, or it’s been years since the exposure took place, you may still be entitled to claim compensation.
Suffering from an asbestos related illness can have extremely devastating consequences for you and put your life at severe risk. Therefore, the claim may be continued by a next of kin or a family member should the person making the claim pass away before it is complete.
You can contact our specially trained advisors today on 0121 8276 446 for further advice and information.
What are the time limits for making an asbestos claim?
The time limits for making an asbestos related claim is 3 years from either the date you were diagnosed with the illness or the date that confirmed a loved one’s death was due to an asbestos.
The symptoms of an asbestos related illness can take many years to appear, so if you would like specialist advice or information on weather or not you are eligible to claim, please call our team on 0121 8276 446, where they can assist you with any enquiries you may have.
Remember, even after speaking to us, you will never be pressured or forced into going ahead. You will be provided with all the information so that you are able to make an informed decision.
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