Asbestos Compensation Claims
Making a claim for an asbestos-related illness is very common as many people have suffered from its effects in the workplace; both recently and as far back as the 1940s because of the period of time it can take for symptoms to surface.
There are a number of different serious medical conditions that are caused by exposure to asbestos. If someone is suffering from one of these illnesses as a result of their working conditions, they may have cause to make an asbestos claim.
Common claims people make relate to the following asbestos-related illnesses:
Workers from certain industries are more likely to make asbestos claims than others because of the nature of the work. Some workplaces experience far more exposure to asbestos than others. Individuals who work or have worked in the following industries are more likely to be at risk:
- Building and construction
Asbestos can be carried on clothing so even people who do not have a direct risk of exposure can make an asbestos claim if they have been affected by it. For example, asbestos claims can be made by someone who lives with a worker who is exposed to the substance.
Making your asbestos personal injury claim with Jefferies
In order for your claim to be successful, you will have to begin your claim within 3 years from the date your asbestos-related illness became apparent.
In cases where your previous employer has gone into liquidation or has ceased to trade, we will use our knowledge and experience to track them down.
If the person injured by asbestos is deceased, you will have 3 years from the date of death or 3 years since relatives found out about the negligence.
There are a number of organisations and charities that offer advice and support to sufferers of asbestos-related disease that you may find useful:
- Mesothelioma UK: 0800 169 2409
- Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru (AASC): 01495 272 2479
- Disability First: 0125 347 2202
- Asbestos Victims Support Forum UK (AVSGF-UK): 0161 636 7555
- British Lung Foundation: 03000 030 555
- Cancer Research UK for mesothelioma: 0808 800 4040
How much compensation?
We have a dedicated guide, detailing the compensation you could be entitled to. It includes some specific figures to give you a closer idea of how much compensation you could claim for asbestos-related diseases. Visit our asbestos compensation page.
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At Jefferies Solicitors, we are proud of our accomplished and professional approach to pursuing successful asbestos claims. Over the years, we have dealt with thousands of successful industrial disease claims. Consequently, we have built up expert knowledge in the field of asbestos-related illnesses.
Contact us online or call us on 0800 342 3206 to arrange an initial consultation. We usually operate on a no win, no fee basis.
Other Types Of Claims Related To Industrial Diseases
As well as asbestos claims, we can help with a range of industrial disease claims, ranging from industrial dermatitis claims to tinnitus claims. If you’ve suffered from an industrial disease, our team of personal injury solicitors may be able to help.
Make a claim now by calling 0800 342 3206 orStart your claim