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Asbestos compensation claims

Our expert asbestos claims solicitors can help you if you have been exposed to asbestos and suffered as a result. Have you been diagnosed with or think you may be suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, asthma or any other lung disease or condition? Call us now on 0161 696 6235 or complete our enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly about your asbestos compensation claim.

We have a variety of funding options available, including no win, no fee. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, we understand the devastating impact it can have on your life. Our dedicated team of experienced asbestos compensation claims solicitors are here to provide expert legal support and guidance throughout the entire process of pursuing a claim. With our extensive knowledge and resources, we are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf and securing the compensation you deserve. Trust Stephensons to navigate the complex world of asbestos claims and ensure your rights are protected.

Our asbestos compensation solicitors recognise that many people are anxious about what is involved in bringing a claim. Our highly specialised, experienced and dedicated team of asbestos compensation lawyers are focussed on making the process as simple and easy to understand as possible.

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What is an asbestos compensation claim?

An asbestos compensation claim can be made by individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently have developed asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. It seeks to recover financial damages from the parties responsible for the exposure, such as employers or manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

Why choose our asbestos compensation claims solicitors?

If you or a loved one have been affected by asbestos-related injuries caused by someone else's negligence, Stephensons are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our team of expert lawyers specialise in asbestos compensation claims and have a wealth of experience in handling such cases.

We understand the devastating impact that asbestos-related illnesses can have on individuals and their families. That's why we are committed to providing personalised legal advice and support to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal process.

Our award-winning team was recognised as the 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards. This accolade is a testament to our expertise and dedication in fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.

We pride ourselves on putting our clients' needs first, which is why our services are constantly evolving to meet your specific requirements. From the initial consultation to the final settlement, we will work tirelessly to ensure you claim the appropriate level of compensation for your asbestos-related injuries.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us for a simple conversation about your case. Call us today on 0161 696 6235 to speak to one of our compassionate and knowledgeable solicitors. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

How can our asbestos claims solicitors help?

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, our experienced team of solicitors at Stephensons can provide the expertise and support you need. Our dedicated asbestos compensation claims solicitors have a thorough understanding of the legal complexities surrounding asbestos cases, ensuring you claim the maximum compensation you deserve. We will guide you through every step of the claims process, gathering evidence, obtaining medical reports, and negotiating on your behalf with the responsible parties. With our extensive knowledge of asbestos litigation, we will fight to secure justice and financial assistance to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, and future care requirements. Contact us today for a free consultation and protect your rights.

Why is asbestos so dangerous?

Asbestos is dangerous because when its fibres are released into the air and inhaled, they can become lodged in the lungs and other organs. This can lead to serious health issues such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Can you claim compensation for asbestos exposure?

Yes, it is possible to claim compensation for asbestos exposure. Asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, can be eligible for compensation if the exposure occurred due to negligence or misconduct by an employer or manufacturer of asbestos-containing products. It is recommended to consult with a legal professional specialising in asbestos cases for more information and to determine if you have a valid claim.

Can I sue if I have asbestosis?

Yes, you may be able to sue if you have been exposed to asbestos and have developed health issues as a result. Consulting with a lawyer specialising in asbestos-related cases will provide better guidance based on your specific circumstances and jurisdiction.

Can I sue for asbestos exposure UK?

Yes, it is possible to sue for asbestos exposure in the UK if it can be proven that negligence led to the exposure and resulting harm. Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma have a long latency period, and it is important to consult with a solicitor who specialises in asbestos claims to understand your rights and options.

Can you sue a council for asbestos exposure?

Yes, it is possible to sue a council for asbestos exposure if they were liable for your exposure to it. However, the success of the claim would depend on various factors such as the specific circumstances of the exposure, any negligence on the part of the council, and other eligibility criteria.

How do I claim for asbestos compensation?

To claim for asbestos compensation, your solicitor will gather all relevant documentation, such as medical records and work history, to support your claim. Consult with a specialised asbestos compensation lawyer to understand the legal process and what your options are for a compensation claim.

How do I prove my asbestos claim?

To prove your asbestos claim, your solicitor will gather evidence such as medical records, workplace records, witness statements, and any documentation related to asbestos exposure. An experienced solicitor specialising in asbestos claims can guide you through the legal process and help gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.

How can asbestos exposure lead to industrial disease or health issues?

Asbestos exposure can lead to industrial diseases and health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. When asbestos fibres are inhaled, they can become trapped in the lungs or other organs, causing inflammation, scarring, and eventually leading to severe respiratory problems and cancer.

How long do I have to make a claim for asbestos-related illness?

The time limit for making a claim for asbestos-related illness is usually three years from the point of diagnosis with an asbestos-related condition but there can be exceptions. Speak to a solicitor to find out the time limit for your specific circumstances.

How long does an asbestos compensation claim take?

The length of time it takes for an asbestos compensation claim varies depending on the specific circumstances of the case. It can range from a few months to several years, depending on the complexity of the claim, the legal process involved, and the cooperation of all parties involved.

Contact our asbestos and asbestosis claims solicitors

If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for an industrial disease, such as asbestos-related illnesses, our experienced solicitors are here to help. Get in touch with our dedicated team today by calling 0161 696 6235 or filling out our convenient online enquiry form. We will guide you through the process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Start an asbestos compensation claim

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, it’s imperative you act now to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Our industrial disease solicitors have a proven track record in obtaining compensation for clients who have developed mesothelioma through working with asbestos.

If the employer is no longer in existence, it could still be possible to trace the insurers and obtain compensation, if this avenue is unsuccessful it may still be possible to pursue a claim under one of a number of government schemes that compensates sufferers or their relatives.

All it takes to start your claim is a conversation with one of our expert mesothelioma solicitors, call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

Am I entitled to any benefits?

You may be able to receive financial assistance from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease. The DWP awards a benefit known as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) to sufferers of the following asbestos-related medical conditions; 

  • asbestosis (a form of pneumoconiosis)
  • diffuse mesothelioma
  • primary carcinoma of the lung
  • mesothelioma
  • pleural thickening.

Eligible sufferers receive a regular payment, calculated on a sliding percentage scale, according to the level of disablement assessed in their individual case.

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you would not normally have to attend a medical assessment and you would receive the highest weekly payment on the scale.

In addition to IIDB, there are various lump sum payments available and Stephensons can advise you in detail regarding your eligibility. Such payments are often made in the following circumstances;

  • you are unable to trace a previous employer
  • no insurance can be traced for your previous employer
  • your exposure took place prior to June 1954
  • you were exposed due to washing your partner’s work clothes
  • you were exposed when living close to a factory where asbestos was used

Asbestos claims on behalf of a family member

It is very important to bear in mind that when a loved one passes away due to an industrial disease, a claim can still be made for them. 

Sadly, many sufferers only discover they have a serious asbestos-related condition when they are already in the advanced stages of the disease. We understand that there are far more important considerations to be had at this incredibly difficult time, however, sufferers can draw some comfort from the knowledge that a claim will help to provide financially for their relatives after their death.  

A claim on behalf of the late sufferer’s estate should be made as soon as possible and court proceedings must be issued within three years of the date of diagnosis.  

Industrial disease-related deaths are always reported to the local Coroner, who may ask that a formal inquest takes place. Stephensons have experience of supporting bereaved clients during this process and have attended inquests with them. The Coroner’s report can assist in building a case against the sufferer’s previous employers.

A bereaved spouse or civil partner can claim a bereavement award and may also be entitled to additional benefits. If the family member did not leave a will, compensation is distributed to their next of kin in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

In addition to compensation for the significant pain and suffering caused to the late sufferer, we will advise you on the various items that can be claimed on behalf of the estate, such as hospice fees and funeral expenses.

All it takes to start your claim is a conversation with one of our expert solicitors on 0161 696 6235 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

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