If you or someone in your family has received an asbestos disease diagnosis, you can pursue asbestos litigation in order to receive compensation.
Enlisting the help of an asbestos litigation solicitor
Asbestos litigation solicitors can help you to strengthen your case for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will vary, depending on the extent to which your illness impacts your ability to live your life. You may be able to claim two types of compensation: general and special damages.
General damages compensates you for the effect your illness has had on your daily activities. General damages can include:
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of promotion
• Disadvantage in the labour market
• Inability to carry out everyday tasks, such as bathing and dressing
Special damages compensates you for your financial losses and expenses up to the date of your hearing. It also covers any future financial losses you are expected to face. There is no limit on the amount of special damages compensation you are able to claim because the theory behind this element to your compensation settlement is that it is intended to ensure that you are put back into the position you would have been in had your illness never occurred.
Special damages can include:
• Loss of past, present and future earnings
• Private medical expenses
• Costs of specialist medical aids
• Travel expenses
• Care costs
• Loss of pension rights
Usually, our asbestos solicitors will negotiate an interim award on your behalf, which means that you will receive some compensation before your claim has been finalised. Interim awards can help you to meet the cost of hiring home help and getting to and from your hospital appointments.
Hiring an asbestos litigation specialist
At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury solicitors possess considerable experience of pursuing compensation claims and they can take your claim on on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. To receive guidance on making a claim, contact our claims advisers today for a free telephone consultation. Once they have discussed the circumstances of your case and the nature of the illness you have been diagnosed with, they will be able to provide you with an estimate as to the amount of compensation you can expect to receive. If you would rather use our online compensation claim calculator, provide us with your details and we will determine the value of your case in as little as 30 seconds.