Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation
Asbestos was used as a building material for many years until the danger of this substance was realised. It becomes a danger when the fibres are damaged and float in the air, and may enter the lungs. Diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure, and if you are in this situation, you may be able to claim compensation. You may be entitled to make a claim however long ago the exposure took place, whether or not you still work for the employer or if there were several different employers, and even if you were self-employed. You may also have contracted mesothelioma as a family member of a worker exposed to asbestos. Once you have been diagnosed with a condition related to asbestos exposure, contact our team of specialist solicitors** at our Sheffield offices as soon as possible. We will be able to advise you on the next steps to take. You can find out more about mesothelioma from Cancer Research.
Asbestos Exposure Claims Solicitors
People at increased risk of mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace include shipyard workers, builders, plasterers, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, sheet metal workers, painters, construction workers, carpenters, welders, and telephone engineers. You may be able to receive compensation from a former employer even if they have gone out of business. Our Sheffield lawyers can apply to the Register of Companies and you may receive compensation out of your employer’s insurance. Our Sheffield-based solicitors** will also be able to advise you on government benefits you may be entitled to receive, such as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and the one-off grant under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979.
Alternatively, you may suffer from related industrial illnesses such as pleural thickening, lung cancer or pleural plaques. Whatever your diagnosis, our specialist lawyers may be able to fight for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors including the type of asbestos related condition you have, the extent of your pain and suffering, and any other financial losses resulting from your illness, including the cost of your care.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma Injury Claims Lawyers Sheffield
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01142245242 To make an online enquiry please complete our claim form.