Asbestosis compensation: Contemplating making a claim
“The story of asbestos-related disease is one of the great tragedies in public health in recent times. Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than road accidents in the UK each year, and the number is still growing – deaths are set to peak around 2016.” (Dame Helena Shovelton, former-Chief Executive, British Lung Foundation)
Asbestosis is a form of fibrosis of the lung which normally develops as a result of heavy, long-term asbestos exposure. With reduced lung efficiency, asbestosis sufferers find themselves breathless and increasingly coughing, with symptoms worsening with age.
The ‘typical’ asbestosis-sufferer: Hardworking and uncomplaining… not undeserving!
Many English, Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish in their advancing years are proud to maintain their traditional British ‘stiff upper lip’. Ask an asbestosis sufferer how they are and the answer would invariably be: ‘Can’t complain; mustn’t grumble.’
Asbestosis sufferers don’t need to complain or grumble but they should still seek to claim the compensation which is available to help them cope with the disability inflicted on them as a result of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestosis compensation can run to tens of thousands of pounds, enough to ensure practical measures for their compounded existence are obtainable, for example a stair lift or a carer.
Are you contemplating claiming asbestosis compensation?
Help for your situation is readily available and all it takes from you is a phone call. Accident Advice Helpline has perfectly streamlined its customer service process to keep everything simple for you:
• Our friendly, professional advisers handle your Freephone call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
• Most claims can be processed by telephone and all calls are confidential with no obligation to proceed so you have time to make up your mind.
• Most claimants will not need to attend court.
With so many sufferers seeking asbestosis compensation, how likely am I to receive compensation? And what are the costs if I am not awarded compensation?
Our expert, accredited lawyers will not proceed with a claim if they are not confident that you will receive compensation. Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a 100% “no win no fee” basis: to make the claim costs you nothing; if you do not win compensation for your asbestosis, you pay nothing.
You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call us today.
Date Published: 29th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell