Over time, asbestos exposure can cause serious illness and premature death. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, then you have the right to make a compensation claim. Even those who have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with lung cancer may be eligible to claim.
It’s quick and easy to find out whether your illness qualifies for personal injury compensation. Simply call or complete our online enquiry form and you will be put in touch with our specialist asbestos compensation claim solicitors. We offer free advice and guidance while we investigate your claim without obligation to proceed. We can arrange home visits and can help you access, where appropriate, early interim compensation payments and benefit entitlements on a no win, no fee basis.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients across the length of England and Wales, including London and Cardiff. We understand what you’re currently going through and are here to help. If you have any questions, big or small, get in touch.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that was used in various applications from the 1950s to 1990s. Asbestos was mainly used for its insulation properties and was often mixed with other materials.
Industry was a heavy user of asbestos. It was commonly used in steel production, ship building and construction until it was banned in the 1990s. Many individuals continue to be exposed today as the buildings we visit on a daily basis still contain asbestos, but it is only harmful if damaged and inhaled.
Asbestos related illnesses can take 40 years or more to appear. With its heavy industrial use and its presence in public and private buildings such as factories, the number of individuals diagnosed with asbestos related illnesses is expected to grow for years to come.
If you have been diagnosed with an illness such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening then you should contact our specialist solicitors to find out whether you’re eligible for compensation. We will ask you some key questions about your working history and your illness so that we can make further investigations and advise you on the likelihood of your claim succeeding. Our initial investigation process is free of charge and we will advise you in detail about the next steps before you agree to instruct us. We may also be able to help you if your lung cancer has been attributed to smoking, but you have a history of working in an asbestos based environment.
If you decide to instruct us we will act on a no win, no fee basis which will be fully explained to you beforehand.
What are the common asbestos related illnesses?
If you believe that you are suffering ill health following asbestos exposure you should consult with your GP as soon as possible.
Symptoms of breathlessness or a painful chest can be a cause of concern but the likelihood that it is related to the more serious illnesses caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, is low.
Asbestos related illness can include:
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos condition it is important that you find out as much as you can about your condition from your doctor.
Making a claim with our asbestos personal injury solicitors is easy, simply contact us via telephone or our online enquiry form. You won’t need to visit any of our offices. We can fully discuss everything with you via telephone and can even arrange home visits across the country.
We will initially discuss and investigate your claim free of charge, without obligation. If your claim has a reasonable chance of being successful we will then run you through your options and give you the opportunity to instruct us to act on your behalf on a no win, no fee, basis.
Our expert lawyers have successfully represented clients across England, South Wales, North Wales, London, Cardiff and Swansea. Our team of lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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