At Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with countless personal injury claims in Llandrindod Wells over the years, helping people to secure the compensation they deserve. Amongst the most serious things we have seen people claim for is mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma claims in Llandrindod Wells
Mesothelioma is a very serious form of incurable cancer, which is thankfully rare, but utterly devastating for the people who contract it.
Mesothelioma is contracted by people who have been exposed to and breathed in asbestos dust or fibres. A person only has to be exposed to a small amount of asbestos to contract the terminal cancer, which is why it is such a devastating illness.
It can take up to 50 years after asbestos exposure for mesothelioma to present itself, but since exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of the disease, it is pretty easy to prove how it was contracted.
This is good news for people who want to make a claim for compensation after contracting the disease, and unlike many other forms of personal injury compensation, there are no limits on when a claim for mesothelioma can be made.
What you can claim for
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you can make a claim for compensation for the following things:
- Physical suffering
- Metal suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Funeral expenses
You may also be able to claim for a loved one who was killed by the disease.
Who can claim?
In order to make a successful compensation claim for mesothelioma, you need to be able to prove that someone else was to blame for your exposure to asbestos. If you can do this and you have an official diagnosis, you should have very little trouble in securing a payout with our help.
How long will it take?
Claims for mesothelioma tend to be paid out much more quickly than other personal injury claims, due to the fact that the illness acts so quickly. In most cases, compensation will be awarded within 12 months of launching a claim.
Can family members claim?
Uniquely to cases involving asbestos, family members can claim not only for their family member who worked with asbestos, but also for themselves if they contracted the disease by being exposed to asbestos particles on their family member’s clothing or body. So, even if you didn’t work with asbestos, you may still be able to file a claim should you contact mesothelioma.
To find out more about making mesothelioma claims in Llandrindod Wells, you can call us at any time on Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number simply by dialling 080 689 0500 from your landline. You can also call us via mobile by dialling 0333 500 0993. Calls from mobiles will incur a charge.