Asbestos is a hazardous substance that has been banned in the UK for over a decade. This harmful mineral was often used in a number of applications, primarily in construction and building materials. Although it has been banned since 1999, those working in older buildings may still come into contact with asbestos. When this happens, a number of diseases can arise, ranging from asbestosis to mesothelioma and even lung cancer. These illnesses can drastically impair your quality of life, and have a large impact on your loved ones, too.
If you have become ill because of asbestos exposure, don’t just settle for the diagnosis. The law states that if you have become ill due to someone else’s negligence, you are within your rights to make a compensation claim. This means that if you have been working around asbestos without your knowledge or without an employer providing you with adequate protective gear, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our law firm specialises in handling personal injury cases, and we have dealt with a number of Gedling claims involving asbestos exposure over the past fourteen years. If you think you may be able to claim compensation, get in touch to learn more about your rights.
Who can make Gedling claims for asbestos-related illnesses?
Under UK law, you can make a claim if you have become ill through no fault of your own.
This means you must be able to prove the negligence of another party caused the illness to develop. If you are unsure about where you stand, we have a 24/7 helpline available manned by claims advisers that can provide support and answer questions. Each claim is different, and therefore so is the amount awarded. In total, Accident Advice Helpline helps award over £30 million each year in compensation payouts, and you too could receive a substantial sum with the help of our legal team.
To find out how much you could be entitled to, fill in our thirty-second claims calculator online, or call our helpline to discuss your case with a claims adviser. We have a team that makes it easy to discern if you’re eligible to make a claim, how much you could receive and to get started with one of our personal injury solicitors.
When it comes to getting Gedling claims for asbestos-related illnesses underway, at Accident Advice Helpline, we make it both fast and affordable. We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you don’t have to put any money down to start a claim. This can be invaluable in cases where you have had to suffer a loss of income owing to taking time off work. To find out more about this conditional payment policy or to enquire about making a claim, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown