Many patients and their families are unaware that they have a right to make a claim for compensation against their employer.
Incredibly, as far back as the late 19th century, UK industry knew of the dangers of asbestos. However, sadly, thousands of people from all walks of life have been exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres over the years.
Legislation exists to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families to seek compensation for wrongful exposure and reduced quality of life.
Most compensation claims are made against sufferers’ former employers although it does not necessarily matter if the employer is no longer trading. The claim can be brought against the employer’s insurance company and this can happen many decades after the asbestos exposure.
Although less common it is still possible, in certain circumstances, to bring a claim if you were exposed to asbestos environmentally or through a third party, e.g. washing a family member’s work clothes.
We recommend you bring a compensation claim as soon as possible as there are time limits to bringing claims of this nature. Some people worry about having to attend Court but very few claims progress to a full hearing.
The choice of solicitor to assist with your claim is entirely up to you; however it’s a good idea to speak to us first as we can put you in touch with solicitors who specialise in asbestos-related disease claims.
At HASAG, we insist that solicitors must only represent asbestos sufferers and not defendants in disease claims.
The panel of specialist asbestos disease solicitors we recommend offer:
- Home visits throughout the UK
- No cost to patients or their family
- No upfront fees
- 100% of the compensation to be received by the patient and their family with no deductions for legal fees
- Years of experience providing specialist asbestos disease legal expertise