Asbestos, in various forms, was widely used in many trades before it was banned in the 1980s.
As a result, thousands of manual and industrial workers were exposed to the hazardous material without knowing the dangers and without any protective equipment.
It’s not just the workers themselves that were put in danger. People were exposed to asbestos simply by living close to the factories or even just by washing their partners work clothing.
Asbestos diseases can take as long as 50 years to develop and because of this you may find it hard to remember where you might have come into contact with the substance. This isn’t a problem though; our experienced team will help you investigate your claim, even if your employer no longer exists.
You or a family member could have been exposed at any time within the past 50 years. However, you must start your claim for compensation within 3 years of finding out that your condition is related to exposure to asbestos.
Remember, this is compensation that you are entitled to – it is not a hand out.
How we can help
Our legal experts specialise in asbestos related disease claims and act for those suffering from a range of diseases, including:
- Pleural thickening
- Lung cancer
We’re not just here to handle your claim for compensation. We can put you in touch with agencies that will help with benefit entitlements, support or nursing care. We can also help with advice if you need to put your financial affairs in order or plan for the future.
If you would like more details, or just want a no obligation chat about your options, contact our friendly, highly experienced team today.