Are you considering asbestos claims in Hull?
In the mid 20th century, asbestos was widely used in manufacturing, shipbuilding and construction. It was a cheap material that was practically indestructible. Made up of millions of tiny fibres it is safe as long as it is not disturbed. But one slight movement is all it takes for the fibres to get in the air, and then be breathed in by anyone close by. Once it reaches the lungs, it cannot be removed and over time causes dreadful illnesses, most of them proving fatal.
These days, whenever it is found it has to be removed by specialists who wear all the correct protective clothing so they do not come into contact with it. But until the late 1990’s when it was banned in the UK, there were many thousands of workers who were exposed to asbestos. There are the families of the workers to consider. The fibres would get into the clothing of the workers, so that welcome home hug from little Jimmy, or the wife washing the clothes, could result in them breathing in some of the fibres as well.
To pursue compensation for personal injury after an accident, you have to start your claim within three years of the event. But with asbestos claims in Hull, and all over the rest of the UK, the rules for time scales is different. Because the illnesses related to asbestos exposure can take many years to reveal themselves, you have three years from the date you were diagnosed to start your claim.
Making asbestos claims in Hull
One of the criteria for claiming compensation is that you have to have needed medical attention, and in the case of these illnesses there is no doubt that you will have done. The other point is that the damage you have suffered must have been the fault of someone else.
With asbestos claims in Hull, in most cases this will be an employer who should have protected you while you were at work. This is a legal obligation for all UK employers, and if they failed in this duty, your claim would be made against them. However, they will have been insured for any claims, and it would be the insurance company that would pay your compensation. Every year, the insurance company provides a certificate to prove the employer has purchased their liability cover, and it is because of industrial illnesses such as the asbestos related ones, that employers have to keep these for forty years.
If you are suffering from such an illness and believe your employer was at fault, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have been making successful compensation claims for over 16 years, and are here to help you with yours.
For as much information as you want, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You will not be putting yourself under any obligation to make a claim, so why not call us today.