Making a Mesothelioma Claim: The Facts
Regrettably, asbestos-related diseases cause more than 5,000 deaths every year. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have enabled thousands of victims of industry-related diseases such as mesothelioma to gain the financial compensation which they deserve. Have you thought about making a mesothelioma claim? Here we give you the facts and advise how Accident Advice Helpline can help you too.
Q: What is mesothelioma?
A: Here are the facts:
- Mesothelioma is cancer of the membrane which covers the lungs, heart and gut and has only one known cause: Sustained exposure to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma usually takes from 20 to 50 years to develop.
- The number of people affected by mesothelioma is still rising and is expected to peak around 2015.
Q: I have been diagnosed with this disease but I worked with asbestos years ago. Can I still make a mesothelioma claim?
A: Yes you can. Thanks to a court ruling made in March 2012, employees can now claim compensation for asbestos-related illnesses and diseases such as mesothelioma many years after they were exposed to it in the workplace. Mesothelioma can be said to have been “sustained” by an employee at the time that he or she was exposed to asbestos; a change from earlier rulings which had placed insurance liability later, at the time when symptoms of mesothelioma develop.
Q: Can Accident Advice Helpline give me an indication of how much compensation I might receive if I make a mesothelioma claim?
A: Yes we can. Take a look at our unique 30-second compensation calculator. Quickly and simply, this will indicate whether or not you would be entitled to make a claim and it will give you an idea of how much money you may receive if you make a mesothelioma claim.
Q: Can I speak to someone in person?
A: Yes you can. We have a team of friendly, approachable advisors who will be happy to discuss your circumstances and answer any questions you might have about making a mesothelioma claim. Because we know that you might need to speak to someone outside standard office hours, you can call our helpline free on 0800 180 4123 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Q: If I make a mesothelioma claim through Accident Advice Helpline, will I have access to an expert lawyer?
A: Yes you will. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the country’s leading claims management companies with over ten years’ experience in dealing with personal injury compensation cases, many of which involve work-related accidents or illnesses In seeking compensation for a mesothelioma claim through Accident Advice Helpline, you will benefit from access to our established network of around 200 legal partners who operate on a no win, no fee basis. We will find you a lawyer who has experience of working on behalf of clients with asbestos-related illnesses, who will be able to help you receive the financial compensation package which you deserve.