How to make an asbestos-related no win no fee accident claim
Asbestos is a banned substance in the UK, as it is capable of causing a harmful illness after a prolonged or unprotected period of exposure.
Although this substance is no longer used in new structures, it can often be found in the insulation of older buildings, potentially putting a number of workers at risk. When inhaled, the fibres of asbestos can settle in the lining of the lungs, causing illnesses such as asbestosis, and mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.
Both of these illnesses have a high mortality rate and can drastically transform the lives of those suffering with them. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are a committed law firm specialising in the area of personal injury. If you have been diagnosed with an illness after being exposed to asbestos, depending on the circumstances, you could be entitled to make a Greenwich no win no fee accident claim. In order to make a claim and to receive the highest amount possible in doing so there are some important steps you should take.
Establish who was at fault
In order to make a claim, you should be able to prove that the negligence of another party has caused your illness to onset. These types of illnesses commonly occur in workers that deal with old buildings, such as construction workers, electricians, plumbers and more. To make a claim after being exposed to asbestos at work, you should be able to prove that your employer knew it was present and failed to take adequate steps to prevent you from becoming sick.
This can be failing to provide the right training, personal protective equipment or even failure to tell you asbestos was in the structure. Providing as much evidence as possible, such as statements from other employees or witnesses, images, building safety reports and more.
Determine if you can make a Greenwich no win no fee accident claim
If you think you may have grounds on which to make a Greenwich no win no fee accident claim, find out by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Our experts can analyse the details of the case, including the time frame, to make sure you are within your legal rights to make a claim.
See how much you could receive
Depending on the severity of your illness, along with many other factors, you could receive upwards of thousands of pounds in compensation. You can get a quick quote by contacting our helpline and having one of our advisers assess your claim, or by using our thirty-second claims calculator online.
If you think you might be owed money in compensation, don’t leave it up to guesswork. Find out for sure what you are entitled to and take action to receive it with help from an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown