How much is an asbestos illness claim worth?
People who developed an asbestos illness in the workplace may be entitled to receive compensation for their pain and suffering of between £12,020 and £100,350. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim asbestos illness compensation?
Illnesses caused by asbestos are terrible diseases, and we don't think you should have to pay up front to claim the compensation you deserve. That's why No Win No Fee is offered to approximately 98% of our clients for their asbestos injury compensation claims. You may only pay a fee when we win your rightful compensation.
Will I have to go to court for an asbestos compensation claim?
Some asbestos exposure cases do go to court. But in most cases, your lawyer will deal directly with an insurer, even if the company responsible for your illness went out of business years ago. That's because 'employers' liability insurance' is designed to provide permanent protection for things that happened while a policy was in force, even if claims are made many years later.
Who can claim for an asbestos illness?
Before asbestos was made illegal in the UK, it was widely used in buildings across the country. So people who worked in the construction and demolition industries between 1940 and 1990 are the most at risk of asbestosis and other asbestos illnesses. However, they are not the only ones. All of these people can be affected:
- Construction and demolition workers: who worked with or removed asbestos
- Family members: who might have washed contaminated clothes
- Teachers: who worked in schools where asbestos was present
- Anyone who lived very close to a factory that used or made asbestos
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness in the last three years - or have lost a family member to an asbestos illness - talk to us today to see if you may be able to claim the compensation you deserve.
What can I claim for?
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, or have lost a loved one to an asbestos related illness, you may be able to claim for all of these things:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Care expenses
- Funeral costs: where someone has already died
All of these things can add up to quite a lot of money. So if you have received an asbestos diagnosis, you really should talk to us about claiming the compensation you deserve.
Who's to blame for my asbestos illness?
Even though asbestos wasn't banned in the UK until 1990, every employer still had a duty of care to protect employees, as well as their families and the general public. So if you have an asbestos illness and think you know where it came from, we may be able to claim against the insurers of:
- Your employer, if you worked with asbestos
- A factory near where you live
- A school or other building where you worked
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness – or have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness - you owe it to yourself to talk to us about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. 0800 175 7900.