Asbestos Illness

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HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY ASBESTOS?

There are a number of illnesses that may be caused by exposure to asbestos dust. You may be entitled to compensation for mesothelioma, pleural thickening, asbestosis and asbestos related lung cancer. We act for clients in the UK and abroad who have been exposed to asbestos dust by companies based in England and Wales. 

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, in addition to any compensation you may also be entitled to regular state benefits and possibly a lump sum. There may also even be the chance to claim an award from trust funds. 

Asbestos is a mineral that was used extensively in insulation in this country in the last century. Its uses included insulating pipework, vessels, brake linings, insulation board, rope, string and even cloth. 

People working in many trades were at risk of breathing in asbestos dust and developing an illness as a result.

HAVE YOU WORKED IN THE FOLLOWING TRADES?
YOU MAY BE AT RISK:

  • Joiners
  • Thermal insulation engineers (laggers)
  • Fitters
  • Engineers
  • Telephone engineers
  • School caretakers
  • School teachers (or pupils)
  • Factory workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Sea going engineers
  • Cable jointers
  • Car mechanics
  • Welders
  • Riggers
  • Painters
  • Dockers
  • Scalers
  • Electricians

WORRIED ABOUT MAKING ASBESTOS CLAIMS? DO NOT BE PUT OFF BECAUSE:

A relative has died from an asbestos related illness without making a claim.
If a relative has died from an asbestos illness within the last 3 years it may be possible to pursue a claim on behalf of his estate or for his dependants.

You are not sure where you have been exposed to asbestos.
By talking to us, it may be possible to identify where you have breathed in asbestos dust.

The firm you worked for when you were exposed to asbestos dust has closed down.
We will investigate your employment history, and may be able to trace someone to sue.

You have been told that you have lung cancer, but do not have asbestosis or diffuse pleural thickening, and you used to smoke.
Exposure to asbestos dust increases your risk of developing lung cancer, and it may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation even if you do not have asbestosis or diffuse pleural thickening. We will take a detailed statement of your work and the circumstances in which you were exposed to asbestos dust, and with expert medical , engineering, and epidemiological evidence it may be possible to obtain compensation.

Your doctor told you that you have an asbestos related illness, but you applied for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB), but your application was unsuccessful.
There are different rules for deciding whether you are entitled to IIDB, and compensation through the courts. We will be able to investigate your claim and advise whether it is worthwhile pursuing a claim for compensation.

USEFUL INFORMATION TO BRING TO OUR FIRST MEETING:

  • Make a list of firms you have worked for since leaving school, with dates to the best of your memory
  • Identify firms where you think you may have breathed in asbestos dust
  • Make a note of details of witnesses who can confirm the circumstances in which you breathed in asbestos dust
  • Write down details of your GP surgery and hospitals where you have been investigated for your asbestos related illness
  • If you have already applied for benefits for your illness, make a note of the details e.g. the benefit applied for and the address of the office dealing with your claim

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