Asbestos claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your asbestos claims, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Has asbestos affected your life?
If you have an asbestos-related illness, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When your illness was caused by events that were not your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Asbestos-related illness is debilitating and has lasting consequences. Over time, it can get worse. It may take some time for symptoms to appear after you were exposed to asbestos, but this doesn’t lessen the impact. Asbestosis symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing and fatigue. It may stop you from working, and doing the things you enjoy.
Perhaps you are still coming to terms with your condition. Maybe you’ve been dealing with it for years. Whatever the case, we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you cope.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a material that was used in construction and manufacturing in the UK for decades up until 1999. It was present in many buildings, from schools and office blocks to domestic housing and hospitals. Commonly, it was used to insulate pipes, in floor and ceiling tiles, and in boilers, roofs and spray paints. When experts found that asbestos fibres could cause serious damage and illness, the government strictly regulated its use.
When disturbed, asbestos dust can be inhaled. The fibres in this dust stick to the lungs, causing illness. Fibres can also be carried on clothing and materials. If you were not provided with special overalls to protect your clothing while at work, you may have brought these fibres home. If you’ve worked with asbestos, or lived near a site that uses it, you may be at risk.
Prolonged exposure to asbestos causes asbestosis, which can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma. These can be difficult to treat, and fatal.
Why claim for an asbestos-related illness?
Getting treated for an asbestos-related illness is an ongoing process.
If you have to take long periods off work, for treatment or to rest, this may make it difficult for you to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You might not feel it’s worth claiming compensation for an asbestos-related illness. You might even be tempted to blame yourself, but your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe.
Employers are responsible for minimising exposure to asbestos. All working environments must be asbestos-free. For those involved in removing asbestos, employers must provide the correct protective and breathing apparatus.
If your employer was negligent, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover any award, so no one loses out.
Can you claim for your asbestos-related illness?
We can help with a wide range of asbestos-related claims.
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. As we build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your injury
- How long it takes you to recover
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- Any long-term impact on your quality of life
- Financial losses you suffer
Asbestosis can take time to appear. Perhaps you suspect your condition was caused by your working conditions, but your employer is not in business any more. We can still help. You may be able to make a claim against the insurance company providing insurance at the time. Some claims are made through the Pneumoconiosis (Workman’s Compensation) Act 1979.
If you are not sure whether you could make a claim, call us for free on 0800 689 5659. Our friendly, legally trained advisors can answer all your questions.
How do you start an asbestos claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help. We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts who can help, and guide you through the steps of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together evidence to support your asbestos claim and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.