If you are suffering from asbestosis or another asbestos-related illness, and you were exposed to asbestos by a current or past employer, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Under the circumstances, it is absolutely vital that you get specialist legal advice from asbestos lawyers UK so that you can get informed on your rights.
Eligibility criteria for asbestos claims
Unlike most other personal injury claims, asbestos claims do not have a three year limitation period to which you must bring them forward. Many people were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness well before ‘no win, no fee’ was introduced into UK courts in 1995 and as a result you can make a claim even if your illness occurred decades ago.
The only real limitation to speak of here is if your illness was diagnosed recently, say in the last five years, as the other side may try to argue that you have strayed beyond your Date of Knowledge, or the date to which your illness first became clear or was linked to exposure. A good lawyer would have this argument thrown out immediately, however.
Our asbestos lawyers UK have won hundreds of thousands of pounds for the victims of asbestos exposure. If you are suffering from asbestosis or another form of lung disease, and your illness can be linked to past or present employment, then you will have a claim.
How much compensation could asbestos lawyers UK win for me?
Compensation is awarded based on the extent of one’s illness and how that illness has and will affect the victim’s life. Asbestosis is a chronic lung condition and therefore it will affect your life in the long-term, and because of this, you can expect your asbestos lawyers UK to win you a significant pay-out for your asbestos claim.
For moderate asbestosis you can expect anywhere from £10,000 to £50,000 and for severe asbestosis, you can expect anywhere from £50,000 to £1,000,000+.
The more severe your disease is, and the bigger the affect it has on your life, then the more compensation you will be awarded. With asbestosis claims, your age also plays a role in the amount of compensation you are awarded. Unfortunately, the older you are, the less your pay-out will generally be. Victims aged 37 or under generally receive the highest pay-outs.
Find out more about making an asbestosis claim today
Asbestosis is a debilitating illness but you needn’t suffer in silence. Compensation is there for you if you are suffering from a lung disease. To find out more about your rights or to find out more about the claims process, call our experienced and compassionate claims advisors today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437.