A brief guide to your asbestos compensation claim

by | Mar 16, 2016 | Blog Posts

Asbestos | Levi Solicitors Leeds Wakefield Manchester
Types of asbestos related disease

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease:

  • mesothelioma;
  • asbestos related lung cancer
  • diffuse pleural thickening
  • asbestosis,

it may be possible to make a claim for compensation.
Exposure to asbestos in the work place is a common occurrence particularly in the construction and shipping industries.

Time limit?

If you are diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, or if you have lost a loved one to the disease, you should seek specialist legal advice immediately. You have to bring an asbestos compensation claim within three years of first being told that you have the disease.
You can make a claim if your employer has failed in their duty of care to protect you and fellow employees from the dangers of materials such as asbestos. This requires careful investigation by a specialist solicitor.
Mesothelioma may take up to 50 years before symptoms develop. Making a claim in these types of cases may not always be easy as some work places may no longer exist. However you can still claim asbestos compensation through the insurance company which provided insurance at the time of the exposure to asbestos.
The Government also provides compensation for those who cannot trace the employers or their insurers. Compensation is claimed under the Government’s scheme through the Pneumoconiosis (Workman’s Compensation) Act 1979.

Get in touch

So no matter how long ago it was that you were exposed to asbestos you should speak to Levi Solicitors specialist personal injury solicitors regarding your asbestos compensation claim by calling 0800 9880 7756 or click here to get in touch online.

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