Asbestos illnesses such as asbestiosis can take 20 years for the symptoms to become apparent, and are most common in workers from fields where asbestos is regularly come across, such as;
- Insulation engineers
- Ship yard workers
- Asbestos manufacturing workers
- Gas fitters
- Painters and decorators
If you have been diagnosed as having an asbestos related illness, you could have a valid no win no fee* asbestos claim.
What is a no win no fee* asbestos claim?
This is a compensation claim that is made by someone with an asbestos related illness. All of our asbestos claim solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, this reduces the financial risk to the claimant, and means that not a penny is paid upfront. If you think you might have a no win no fee* asbestos claim, try our 30-second test and compensation calculator online to find out how much you could be awarded.
What kind of asbestos illnesses are there?
There are 5 main types of illnesses that we know to be due to exposure to asbestos;
- Asbestos lung cancer
- Pleural thickening
- Pleural plaques
If you have been diagnosed with having any of these illnesses, you could have a valid no win no fee* asbestos claim.
Whether a no win no fee* asbestos claim is successful or not will depend on the extent and level of exposure to asbestos dust. It may also be necessary to pursue an industrial disease compensation claim against all parties involved in exposing the victim to asbestos, even if the companies’ involved have now ceased trading or been liquidated. Asbestosis is a serious and chronic disease and a gradually progressive condition. In the early stages there may be no symptoms at all and there are no tell tale signs that this is what the problem is. It is only as the disease progresses that symptoms such as coughing and breathlessness start to take hold.
If you have, or think you may have a no win no fee* asbestos claim, call our helpline, where one of our highly skilled and friendly advisors are on hand to offer advice and support, with no obligation to pursue your claim. Claims should be made as soon as possible after you find out you have a disease, but within 3 years of the initial diagnosis, as it can be lengthy tracing companies and insurers if the disease has taken 20 years to show.
Get your claim started today. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown
Category: Asbestos claims