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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Asbestos litigation

    Asbestos litigation

    Asbestos litigation

    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

    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

    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.

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    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.

    Date Published: 28th July 2013

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.