Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in the 1960s and 1970s in construction, insulation, shipbuilding and automotive industries, to mention just a few. Asbestos was widely used primarily due to its appealing characteristics of strength, flexibility, non-conductiveity of electricity and fire retardant properties. However, the problem with asbestos is that unlike other minerals, it does not crumble into dust when crushed; instead it breaks up into tiny fibres, which can lodge deep in the lungs and cause illness. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are the two most common diseases associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibres. Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused by the development of scar tissue in the lung due to inhalation of asbestos fibres. Mesothelioma is a more serious disease, being a very rare form of cancer, where malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the lungs (known as pleural mesothelioma) or abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. If you suffer from an asbestos related disease contact our mesothioma compensation solicitors for free advice without charge and without further obligation.
Following full understanding of the health hazard of asbestos most of it was safely removed however those who were previously working with asbestos or who had asbestos in their homes may have already been exposed to asbestos fibres. In the UK there are currently an increasing number of asbestos related disease claims including both asbestosis and mesothelioma. Asbestos related diseases may have a long latency period between exposure and the development of symptoms which in some cases is over 30 years. Potential claimants must make a solicitors mesothelioma claim within three years of the date of knowledge of the disease failing which the claim may become statute barred and the opportunity to claim compensation may be lost forever. It is important to obtain legal advice from a mesothioma compensation solicitor as soon as you are diagnosed with any asbestos related disease.
The following list shows the main items that can be recovered by accident claim solicitors following personal injury caused as a result of negligence. This list is not exhaustive and any and all reasonably incurred losses can be claimed provided that those losses are reasonably foreseeable:-
Our mesothelioma compensation solicitors operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. To succeed in an accident compensation claim you must show that your injury and losses were caused by another persons negligence which is defined as a failure to take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which would be likely to cause injury. We are not a claims management company and you will not have to deal with any unqualified middlemen, managers or clerks. We believe that it is important to have a mesothelioma compensation solicitor involved from the start of your claim to ensure that you establish liability and obtain the compensation you deserve. If you would like advice at no cost from accredited experts just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will speak to you on the telephone without any further obligation.