“Exposure to asbestos is the biggest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK” (Health and Safety Executive’s campaign, Asbestos: The Hidden Killer)
Over 4,000 people a year die from asbestos-related disease in the UK. These diseases initially result in loss of quality-of-life, before the loss of life itself. A specialist asbestos claim lawyer could help you receive compensation for your illness, which could help you regain some of that lost enjoyment of life… before it’s too late.
How can you be sure that you are suffering from an asbestos-related illness?
Has your doctor confirmed you are suffering from any of these diseases?
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
- Diffuse pleural thickening
If so, have you or your partner ever worked as any of the following, or similar?
- A tradesman such as an electrician, builder, plasterer, plumber, carpenter or joiner
- Shipyard worker or dockworker
- Navy seaman
If the answer is “yes” then you need to contact an asbestos claim lawyer today. Accident Advice Helpline can’t remove your illness, but we can alleviate some of your stress by helping to win as much compensation for you as possible.
“But I haven’t worked around asbestos for 20 years… can an asbestos claim lawyer still help me win compensation?”
With most workplace accidents, claims must be made within three years of the injuries sustained. This three-year rule does not apply to asbestos-related illness claims owing to the cumulative and progressive nature of the diseases and their symptoms.
However, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after receiving a diagnosis from your doctor, in order that our lawyers can start work on investigating exactly when and where you suffered exposure to the material.
If there is no cure then how would compensation help?
If you have only recently started suffering from symptoms of your asbestos-related disease then compensation could help you plan for your care as your condition deteriorates. If your symptoms are already severe than a claim could comfort you knowing that your loved ones would have a financial cushion to support them as they grieve.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers are up to date with all legal developments surrounding asbestos-related illnesses. Working on a “100% no win, no fee” policy, we are committed to securing as much compensation for sufferers of these illnesses as the law will allow.
To find out more information about how we can help you call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly advisers. They will be helpful and supportive and guide you every step of the way through your claim. You can also call them from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Just make the call soon and get your claim started.
Date Published: April 23, 2015
Author: David Brown