Asbestos-Related Disease

Have you previously worked with asbestos and now suffer from problems with your breathing? Or have you lost a loved one to a work-related respiratory illness? Answer a few quick questions to find out for free if you could claim £1000s in compensation. No win, No Fee.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease within the last 3 years, you may be entitled to compensation. Symptoms of an asbestos related disease include: shortness of breath, a persistent cough or wheezing, pain in your chest or shoulder, fatigue and tiredness. If you’re experiencing these symptoms and have been exposed to asbestos in the past, you must speak to a doctor.

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The asbestos-related disease claims we specialise with include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pleural Thickening
Or if you or a family member suffers from an asbestos-related illnesses, get in touch to start your no win, no fee claim as you could be entitled to 1000s in compensation.
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    ‘Asbestosis can have a big impact on your life, but support is available to help you live as independently as you can and have the best possible quality of life.’ NHS

    What is Asbestosis?

    Asbestosis is a life-changing condition caused by scarring of the lungs due to inhaling asbestos fibres over time. Many people develop the illness because they were exposed to asbestos at work, sometimes decades ago. Those who worked in the building trade, in shipyards, or with insulation are particularly at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses, but you could also have been affected if you regularly worked in buildings where asbestos was used, such as schools and offices.

    What is Mesothelioma?

    Mesothelioma is a form of cancer developed in the thin layer of tissue that covers a vast area of internal organs. As a disease, Mesothelioma is deadly due to its aggressiveness and deadly impacts to organs. People usually contract this disease due to asbestos exposure and lack of treatment after contracting it which worsens to become cancerous. A vast majority of those who contracts this disease are those who are working or worked in industrial related jobs, shipyards etc. Unfortunately, Mesothelioma has no cure (nor contagious), however treatments can help to control its symptoms.

    What is Pleural Thickening

    Pleural Thickening is when smooth scarring thickens large parts of the pleural membrane linings in individual’s lungs and chest wall after being exposed to asbestos. Its common symptoms are shortness of breath and chest pain and extreme tiredness. As a disease Pleural thickening can be deadly if no treatment is being received or picked up late. Mostly, workers in ventilation engineering, joiners and carpenters contracts this disease if they do not have the appropriate equipment to protect them from inhaling asbestos fibres.

    What is Pleural Effusion

    Pleural Effusion is when fluids are accumulated between an individual’s lungs and chest wall and causes them to have low oxygen saturation, breathlessness, and continuous tiredness. If not diagnosed or treated properly this can develop to cancer. Despite being highly connected to alcohol abuse, occupations that has a high risk of asbestos exposure (I.e in the demolition industry, warehousing etc) are likely to suffer from this if they are not protected.

    If you're suffering, we can help

    If you think you might have developed asbestosis or another asbestos-related illness through your work, you might be able to claim compensation, even if you no longer work there. The dangers of asbestos are widely known, and it may be that your employer failed in their duty of care to keep you safe at work.

    Our specialist team of experts will work sensitively and efficiently to get you the compensation you deserve, and to help you start living your life more fully again. We will work tirelessly to ensure you are looked after throughout the process, from the moment you log an initial enquiry to the moment your case is resolved – and you won’t pay us a penny until your compensation is paid out.

    Answer the few quick questions above to log an enquiry, and one of our advisors will call you back within a few hours to start your compensation claim for free.

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    Things we're commonly asked

    You might be able to make a claim for compensation if you are the spouse or child of somebody who has died from an asbestos-related illness.

    You normally have three years from the date of death to make a claim, although if a post-mortem has determined the cause of death is an asbestos-related illness, you have three years from the date of the findings to make a claim.

    If your loved one had started a claim before they died, you might be able to continue with their claim, as long as you do so within three years of their death. One of our claims advisors will be able to talk you through this process.

    Our expert team will deal sensitively and efficiently with your claim to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to, and the answers you deserve.

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    Not all work-related respiratory illnesses are caused by asbestos. If you have ever worked in an environment where you have been exposed to plastic dust, wood dust or welding fumes, you could have been at risk of developing problems with your breathing. Your employer should have provided you with the proper training and personal protective equipment and followed other strict safety regulations. If they failed to do so, they could have put you at risk and you could be entitled to compensation. Log an enquiry with us today and one of our claims advisors will call you back within a few hours.

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    A number of different forms of asbestos have been restricted since the 1970s, with the last being banned in 1999. It is therefore possible that you could have been exposed to asbestos if you worked on buildings that were built or refurbished before 2000.

    Regulations were introduced in 1970 to provide guidance on the use of asbestos in the workplace. These days, employers must follow strict rules set out by the Health and Safety Executive. They should:

    • Identify if asbestos is present and what type it is
    • Carry out a risk assessment to see whether it’s possible to do the work without asbestos exposure
    • Consider whether the work should be done by a contractor who holds a special license to handle asbestos
    • Notify the relevant authority (if necessary) to let them know about the work that will involve asbestos
    • Provide training and protective equipment to employees

    If your employer failed to follow regulations around the use of asbestos and you later developed an asbestos-related illness, you could be entitled to £1000s in compensation. Log an enquiry with us today to find out more.

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    Where your claim is successful we will be entitled to charge you a success fee which will be capped at no more that 25% Inc VAT of the compensation you receive. If you fail to cooperate, provide misleading or dishonest information or breach the terms of your agreement, we may charge you for the work we have completed on your case.

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    In most cases, a claim must be made within three years of you becoming aware your symptoms may be related to the work you have done or are doing. If your illness is related to work you did outside of the UK, the time limit placed upon making a claim could be shorter. Either way, it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible to find out if you are entitled to make a claim. Answer our few quick questions to log your enquiry, and one of our team will call you back within a few hours.

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    Asbestos-related illnesses are wide-ranging and life-changing. From asbestosis and mesothelioma to pleural thickening and lung cancer, there can be devastating consequences for anybody who has ever worked with or near asbestos. Our team of experts are well aware of the suffering that can be caused by these illnesses and will work quickly and sensitively to get you the help and support you need, as well as the compensation you deserve.

    Starting your claim is completely free of charge and our team will guide you through every step of the process, from your initial consultation through to getting you the diagnostic tests and rehabilitation you need. Simply answer a few quick questions and one of our team will call you back to get your claim started. By logging your enquiry with us today, you have nothing to lose but potentially everything to gain.

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    The level of compensation you receive for work-related asbestosis will depend on a few factors related to your illness, its circumstances and the level of support and rehabilitation you need. Among the factors taken into account are:

    • Current and future loss of earnings
    • Your care and support needs, both now and in the future
    • Medical and travel expenses you’ve had to pay
    • Any modifications you’ve had to make, or will have to make, to your home
    • Mobility aids
    • Your pain and suffering

    Log an enquiry with us today for a free consultation with one of our claims experts.

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    Yes. Even if your former employer has gone out of business, you could still make a claim. The company will have been insured to deal with claims such as this, so it will be the insurer’s responsibility to make any compensation payouts.

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    If you wish to make a claim for compensation against your current employer, any payout will be made by their insurer, not by the company itself. There are also legal safeguards in place to protect you against unfair dismissal. This means your employer must be able to justify their reason for dismissing you in relation to your claim, and this is highly unlikely.

    Our team will be able to talk you through any concerns you have about bringing a claim. Log your interest with us today and one of our advisors will call you back within a few hours.

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