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Leave it alone, asbestos is only dangerous when it is damaged or disturbed and fibres can be released. Do not attempt to remove the asbestos yourself, seek professional advice beforehand. Asbestos lagging, insulation board and spray coatings can only be removed by a licensed contractor. It may be that a sample of the asbestos needs to be taken, if so, this can only be done by a trained professional. For more information contact us.
If you suspect asbestos materials are present in your workplace do not panic. Inform a safety representative who should investigate your concern. If the asbestos material is damaged and you feel it poses a risk of exposure to those working there you should evacuate the area but remember not to cause undue panic or chaos. Work should not continue until the area has been made safe, by having the asbestos removed, repaired or cleaned by suitably trained professionals. For more information contact us.
Asbestos related conditions can take up to 50 years to develop. There are five asbestos related conditions, mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, pleural thickening, asbestosis and pleural plaques. For more information contact us.
The treatments offered for asbestos related conditions depend on a number of factors, the condition you have and your general health being the main considerations. For more information contact us.
Many people who suffer with asbestos-related conditions find that food supplements help them. For more information contact us. Before taking any supplements you should consult your doctor.
There are a number of insurance companies who provide insurance policies to cancer patients. For more information contact us.
We endeavour to make the claim process as simple as possible. To assess whether you have a claim all we need is a few details from you about your condition and the circumstances of your asbestos exposure. To find out if we can help you, contact us today.
We have a dedicated team of specialist solicitors who handle all our claims. To speak to a member of the team contact us and see how they can help you.
Yes. You have a period of 3 years from the date of knowledge in which to issue Court proceedings. In other words, you have 3 years from the day you become aware that you have an asbestos related condition in which to issue your claim at Court.
Claims can also be made after a person has died. In these cases, you have 3 years from the date of death in which to issue Court proceedings.
It is important to act quickly when pursuing a claim as exceeding the time limit can result in your claim being statute barred. To find out more contact us.
Our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. If we lose, we do not charge you anything. At the outset of the case we take out an insurance policy on your behalf to protect you against any costs. If we win, we guarantee that you will keep 75% of the compensation paid to you.
Every case is different and each is assessed on its individual merits. There are often two heads of claim, general damages covering pain and suffering, and special damages which includes loss of earnings and any care costs.
Every case is different and the length of time needed to bring a claim to a conclusion depends on a number of factors. We aim to settle cases in the shortest time possible and have on a number of occasions completed mesothelioma claims in just 60 days.
Claims for other conditions allow Defendants 3 months to investigate the circumstances, during this time we obtain any witness evidence and medical reports we need, with a view to settling the claim as quickly as possible once the Defendant’s investigation time has elapsed. Read more…
The vast majority of cases are settled outside of Court and so it is very unlikely that you would have to make a Court appearance.
There are two ways of settling a claim, on a provisional basis or on a full and final basis.
If you settle on a provisional basis, the settlement figure will be slightly lower, however, should your condition deteriorate significantly or you develop a further asbestos related condition, you will be able to claim further compensation for this.
If you settle on a full and final basis, you will receive a slightly higher settlement figure, however, you will not be able to claim again should your condition deteriorate or you develop a further asbestos related condition.
Due to the nature of the condition, mesothelioma claims are only ever settled on a full and final basis.
If you were exposed to asbestos whilst in employment in the UK, you may be entitled to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or a one off lump sum payment under the Pneumoconiosis Etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979.
If you have been exposed to asbestos whilst self-employed, due to environmental factors such as living near an asbestos factory, or through secondary exposure such as from the clothes of a relative, you may be entitled to a payment through the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme.
If you would like further information or assistance completing the relevant forms, please contact us.
Yes. If you were employed in the UK we can help you pursue a claim. We have successfully completed claims for clients living all over the world, including New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Italy and France.
A recent case heard at Supreme Court level has opened the gates for thousands of mesothelioma sufferers and their families to claim compensation. Read more…
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