Because asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma typically take up to 20 years to develop, current cases usually reflect the legacy of past working conditions.*
Our leading mesothelioma claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve, even when living abroad. If you suffer from mesothelioma, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
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Mesothelioma as an expat explained
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can occur in the lining of the lungs. It’s caused by being exposed to asbestos dust and breathing in the fibres. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths per year, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. To find out more about mesothelioma, we refer you to the informative NHS website.
Up until 1999, asbestos was widely used in the UK. If you are suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease and you have worked in the UK before 1999, you might be able to claim compensation, even if you no longer live in the UK.
In the past, we helped clients from the following countries with their mesothelioma claims:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Most common causes for mesothelioma
Asbestosis and mesothelioma are usually caused by a prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and you used to live and work in the UK, the following causes are possible:
- Asbestosis and mesothelioma are usually caused by a prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and you used to live and work in the UK, the following causes are possible:
- You were exposed to asbestos because you handled contaminated materials, e.g. clothes.
So, no matter when or how you came into contact with asbestos, if you are suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos related condition, due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to claim compensation, even if you don’t live in the UK anymore.
What can I claim for?
Your compensation claim can include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my illness?
If you have been exposed to asbestos fibres over a lengthy period of time, you can usually claim compensation. Even if the company responsible for the exposure is no longer in business, you can still claim compensation from their insurers.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, even if it was many years ago, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
How much can I claim for mesothelioma or another asbestos related illness?
It completely depends on the impact the illness has on your life. If the illness was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.
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