Have you been injured at work within the last three years? If you have, and you believe your employer was at fault, you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Instead of looking for a law firm in Glasgow, contact Accident Advice Helpline instead.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos, although a banned substance in the UK for a number of years, can still be found in a number of old buildings.
This mineral was used frequently in insulation, and therefore is still prevalent – although not always obviously – in older constructions. This harmful substance was banned from being used in buildings in 1999, yet those working on restoration projects or conversions may come into contact with it.
If there is asbestos present, it is of paramount importance that your site manager/employer let everyone know, and provide the adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to circumvent sicknesses that can be caused by asbestos exposure. If they fail to do this, innocent employees can succumb to a number of illnesses such as asbestosis and Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.
If you have been working around asbestos and have been diagnosed with a disease, you have a right to feel angry and wronged if someone else’s negligence has led to its onset. You also have a right to claim compensation with the help of a personal injury law firm in Glasgow, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help.
Know your rights regarding compensation
The law states that you are within your rights to make a claim if you have become ill through the negligence of a third party, and were in no way to blame for the onset of your disease.
If you can prove that your employer had knowledge of the presence of asbestos yet failed to take the right steps to ensure the health and safety of those dealing with it, you could potentially receive a substantial settlement. After all, a diagnosis can affect not just you, but your entire family, and you shouldn’t have to make this adjustment without the proper remuneration.
The amount you could receive will vary, depending on a number of factors, but serious cases of asbestos illnesses can result in thousands of pounds being awarded. Find out how much you could receive in as little as thirty seconds with the help of our online claims calculator. With this easy-to-use tool, you can get a quote right away with no obligation to commit.
Contact us to find out more about working with a law firm in Glasgow
If you have become ill and believe someone else to be at fault, our personal injury law firm in Glasgow can help put things right. We can put you in touch with specialist lawyers we work with in the area.
Our high success rate sees over £30 million awarded to claimants each year, and our partner lawyers can help you get what you deserve in the wake of being diagnosed with an illness. And with thanks to our no-win, no-fee policy, affording the legal care you need is made easy. To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.