Though the use of all types of asbestos as a building material has been banned in the UK since 1999, its harmful legacy continues to have an impact on thousands of lives every day. If you have suffered ill-health and a degradation of your quality of your life as a result of asbestos, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. If you have lost a loved one as a result of asbestos-related conditions you can also claim financial compensation.
A life sentence…
Unlike other personal injuries, asbestos-related conditions do not improve with treatment and will affect a person for the rest of their lives. Asbestos-related conditions and illnesses also cut many lives tragically short every year. However, the right medical treatment can make life more bearable, for both the sufferer and their family. But treatments cost money, and this makes it even more important to claim for and receive an appropriate level of compensation for the damage done to your health.
What asbestos-related conditions can be claimed for?
All asbestos conditions can be claimed for, whether you or a loved one suffers from terminal cancers such as mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, or debilitating long-term illnesses such as asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening.
You can obtain compensation for all aspects of your life that have been affected by your condition. If you are unable to work because of asbestos-related illness then you can claim for loss of earnings, and if you require regular medical treatment or care then you can claim for this as well. If exposure to asbestos can be proven as the direct cause of your illness then you will also receive compensation for the physical suffering and mental anguish caused by your condition.
What you need to know about making a claim
If you intend to make a claim for an asbestos-related condition you should be aware that there are time limits in place for you to do so. This is generally three years from the date that you were diagnosed with the condition (not the date that you contracted it).
Because of the long period of time between exposure to asbestos and the diagnosis of an asbestos-related condition, pursuing a claim is not always as straightforward as other types of injury or industrial illness claims. But with the help of the experienced legal professionals at Injury Lawyers 4U you can get the compensation you deserve.
What if your employer is long gone?
If you are worried that you won’t be able to claim because your employer at the time of your asbestos exposure has since gone out of business, then don’t be. We can pursue all the relevant details of the company with a view to making a compensation claim against their insurance company at the time of the exposure.
There are also government compensation schemes in place to help those individuals who are not able to pursue compensation in other ways.
Why contact Injury Lawyers 4U?
At Injury Lawyers 4U we have extensive experience in handling claims for asbestosis, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions. And because our ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors you can be sure that we’ll work to secure you the compensation you deserve, without any risk to you to claim.