A number of asbestos-related illnesses are mislabelled as asbestosis. An asbestosis injury is when asbestos fibres have been inhaled in large quantities due to prolonged or heavy-duty exposure to asbestos, and the fibres react with digestive macrophages within the lungs to create scars which cause the lungs to soften and shrink. Because this process can takes decades before the victim develops any symptoms, an asbestosis injury compensation claim can be very difficult to prove.
The party you would sue in an asbestosis injury compensation claim is most likely to be an employer – either past or present – who failed to protect you from the dangers of asbestos, despite health and safety regulations in respect of working with asbestos being in force since the beginning of the last century. Because of the way the law stands, it might not be possible to claim asbestosis injury compensation if a former employer or other negligent party is no longer in business and a specialist personal injury claims solicitor will be the best person to advise you whether it will be possible to recover compensation for asbestosis.
Making an Asbestosis Injury Compensation Claim
The key element in an asbestosis injury compensation claim is not that you have suffered an injury. It is that you can show negligence on behalf of an employer, or other party, that led you to contracting asbestosis. Because this is likely to have happened a long time ago, your solicitor will need to prepare the strongest possible case for your asbestosis injury compensation claim. It is important that as soon as you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you contact a solicitor in order to commence proceedings against the negligent party.
The apparent “rush” to compile a claim for asbestosis injury compensation is due to the fact that under the Statute of Limitations, you are only allowed two years from the “date of knowledge” that you have sustained an injury (i.e. the date on which you were diagnosed) in which to make an asbestosis injury compensation claim. With the time it might take to establish liability, make the appropriate enquiries if the company is no longer trading, and determine the amount of special damages you may be entitled to, it is in your best interests to contact a solicitor at the first possible opportunity.
Free Asbestosis Injury Claim Advice
To facilitate this, we have set up a free asbestosis injury claim advice service which you are invited to call and discuss your claim for asbestosis injury compensation with an experienced solicitor. The number to call is 1800 911 940 and the phones are manned between 8.00am and 10.00pm seven days a week. All calls to our free asbestosis injury claim advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to proceed with an asbestosis injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have been providing advice for clients for over twenty years, and appreciate how shocking it is to hear that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis. Therefore, we will listen carefully and courteously as you tell us how you believe you contracted the asbestosis injury.
Although the cause and the illness are not uncommon, the way in which your asbestosis injury affects you and those around you can influence the amount of asbestos injury compensation you receive. Therefore, we would also like to know how your asbestos injury has affected you quality of life.
The future is also very important and if you are going to be unable to work and financially support your family, or if you are going to require ongoing care for your asbestosis injury, these are also elements that we will integrate into an asbestos injury compensation claim.
You are of course welcome to ask any legal questions about your entitlement to asbestosis injury compensation throughout our conversation and, before we conclude our initial conversation, we will try to ascertain that you have an asbestosis injury compensation claim that it is worth your while to pursue.
We will also provide you with a list of options available to you – based on your individual circumstances – which you are under no obligation to act upon and may wish to discuss with family and friends before deciding to proceed with a claim for asbestos injury compensation.
What your next step should be is to call our free asbestosis injury claim advice service on 1800 911 940 and find out what it is you are entitled to and how to go about claiming it. If it is not a suitable time to speak with us right now, kindly leave your contact details in the call-back box below and one of our expert personal injury claims solicitors will be back in touch with you when it is more convenient.