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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

    Injury claim in Northumberland

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Northumberland

    Injury claim in Northumberland

    Asbestosis affects people that have had prolonged exposure to asbestos, normally affecting people that work in the construction sector.

    If you’ve been diagnosed with this horrible condition, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Here, we take a look at some commonly asked questions about this illness and working with a solicitor on an injury claim in Northumberland.

    FAQs about asbestosis and making an injury claim Northumberland

    What is asbestosis?

    Asbestosis is a chronic condition affecting the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and coughing. It is caused by prolonged exposure to large amounts of asbestos, a white material that was used for insulating buildings until it was banned in 1999. This harmful material can cause a number of other ailments, and is still found in many old buildings today. If you have asbestosis, essentially the lining of the lungs has been scarred by exposure to this material.

    Am I eligible to make a claim?

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    If you were exposed to or are working around asbestos unwittingly as the result of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to make claim. Provided you were exposed to the substance within the past three years, you can potentially bring a case against your employer and receive a settlement. 

    What is Accident Advice Helpline?

    Accident Advice Helpline was launched in 2000, and is a full-service law firm specialising in the area of personal injury. We have helped award over £30 million in damages a year to blameless victims that are living with injury through no fault of their own. We have a network of over 190 solicitors, many of whom service the Northumberland area and can help you win your case.

    How much is it to work with an injury claim Northumberland lawyer?

    We believe accessing high quality legal help should be a reality for everyone. That’s why we operate on a No Win, No Fee* basis, so you don’t have to pay anything up front. We don’t charge anything for quotes or legal advice – in fact, even our 24/7 hotline is free to call! We believe filing an injury claim should be a financially-accessible option to people that were hurt through no fault of their own, and have to live with chronic pain and injury as a result.

    Where do I stand legally?

    The law states that if you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you should be compensated for it. In addition to it being morally right, it is your legal right to make a claim if you were hurt because of someone else’s actions.

    How can I start working with a solicitor on my injury claim in Northumberland?

    Getting started with an injury claim Northumberland lawyer is easy. Take our 30-second test online to see how much you could claim, then call our hotline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to a representative about connecting to a solicitor. We’ll find one that works in Northumberland and the surrounding areas that can represent you and get you the best payout possible.

    Date Published: 5th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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