A guide to an Inquest
Asbestos is a set of naturally occurring minerals frequently used in industrial and commercial environments for their physical attributes.
The strength, resistance to fire and affordability of asbestos made it a popular material for builders and manufacturers in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, exposure to it can result in devastating effects on health.
Asbestos exposure can lead to detrimental effects on your health, with related conditions including asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer and pleural thickening.
If you have an asbestos-related illness or disease, you may be able to claim a lump sum of compensation, known as damages.
Most people who suffer asbestos related illnesses were originally exposed to the substance in the workplace, meaning the majority of claims we receive are against an employer. An initial consultation and assessment will enable to us to get a better idea of how exactly you came into contact with asbestos dust, and to get a general idea of your working history as well as your personal and financial situation.
You may, however, have suffered from exposure to asbestos at home. This could be the result of a family member bringing home asbestos dust on their work clothes, or through living near an asbestos factory.
We can come and meet you, ideally at your home, to find out more about your situation and assess whether you are able to bring a claim.
If you decide to proceed with a claim, we can support you in ensuring you have all the necessary information needed regarding welfare benefits and your entitlements to Government payments. We can also help you to complete application forms ensuring the process is as efficient and smooth as possible.
If your claim is successful, you will be awarded a lump sum which consists of two parts:
With a highly qualified team of solicitors specialising in asbestos disease claims, we can provide you with a service that will enable you to get the compensation you deserve, whilst enabling you to continue with your life as soon as possible.
By offering a free first interview, meeting with you in your home and acting under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, our expert team of solicitors pride themselves on their ability to help you be successful in your claim.
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