Exposure to asbestos can lead to debilitating diseases and unfortunately workers haven’t always been properly protected from the harmful fibres that can lead to diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
How to make an Asbestos Compensation Claim
If you or someone you love is suffering from an asbestos-related disease, you’ll want to seek asbestos exposure compensation from those responsible. However, it’s an incredibly complex area of law, and because asbestos-related illnesses have a latency period of between 10 and 50 years, proving liability for causing a condition suffered now can be very difficult.
Many companies no longer exist and in these cases insurance has to be traced in order to make a compensation claim. That’s why our expert solicitors are experienced in finding insurance for dissolved companies and will do everything they can to get you the compensation you deserve.
At What’s My Claim Worth we believe you should never go on this journey alone. You need specialist asbestos lawyers to help, and that’s why you need to get in touch or use our Claimometer for an instant valuation on what your claim could be worth.
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We have a wealth of experience in asbestos disease claims in the UK and have specialist asbestos solicitors who will be able to take your case forward, giving you the best possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve. Even if you were exposed to asbestos in the UK but now live abroad, we can still assist you in making a claim for asbestos disease compensation. We have successfully pursued claims for clients all over the world, including France, South Africa, and Australia.
We will take you through every stage of the claims process and will always be on hand to provide advice and support during this difficult time. If you’ve got a strong case, our asbestos solicitors will fight it for you.
We’re specialists in personal injury compensation claims of all kinds and know what it takes to get results, so if you’re thinking of pursuing an asbestos disease claim, make sure to get in touch.
With our help, you could get the asbestos disease compensation you’re entitled to, giving you some much needed financial help during an already difficult time.
Compensation for Secondary Exposure to Asbestos
It is not only those who have worked directly with asbestos that are at risk of developing asbestos-related conditions in later life.
We have dealt with numerous asbestos claims involving family members and colleagues of workers who suffered so-called “secondary exposure” to asbestos.
Such secondary exposure, or indirect exposure, can be just as harmful to health as first-hand exposure to the deadly dust.
It was common that after a long day at work, employees in certain industries would return home carrying harmful asbestos fibres on their hair, skin, and clothes, creating a secondary exposure risk for their families.
We have dealt numerous asbestos claims where women have come into contact with airborne asbestos dust as a result of washing their loved ones’ contaminated work clothing. Due to the jagged structure of the fibres, the microscopic particles could easily attach to clothing, furniture, and carpets within the home.
It was common that dirty work clothes would be shaken out to try and remove the asbestos dust before washing the clothes. As they did so, the asbestos fibres would rise up into the atmosphere and they would inevitably be inhaled. Instances such as this have lead to the tragic misfortune of developing conditions such as asbestos-related mesothelioma in later life.
Another example of secondary exposure is where children have suffered exposure to asbestos as a result of being held at an early age by their fathers who had been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. The latency period for the development of mesothelioma is between 10 and 50 years and, so examples of children going on to develop mesothelioma in their 20s, have been reported.
Similar to dangers of passive smoking, workers who worked next to other colleagues who actively worked with asbestos materials also came to be exposed to the harmful asbestos dust. Many of them have gone on to develop incurable asbestos-related conditions decades later.
If you believe that is something that has happened to you, get in touch with our expert team today or complete the Claimometer to find out more.
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We succeeded in a claim for industrial disease compensation for a client who was diagnosed with asbestosis