If you have been advised by a doctor that you have developed a chest condition caused by breathing asbestos dust you may be able to claim compensation for the asbestos chest condition.
Compensation can be claimed for developing the following asbestos diseases:
- Asbestos lung cancer
- Asbestos pleural thickening
In order to be able to pursue a civil claim for compensation the company where you worked when you were exposed to the asbestos dust must still be in existence (even if trading under a different name), or it must be possible to identify the insurance company that provided the insurance cover for the company at the time when you worked for it and breathed in the asbestos dust.
It is therefore important that if you make an asbestos compensation claim that you instruct a solicitor who is experienced in doing asbestos compensation claims because such claims require specialist legal knowledge.
State benefits may be available for people suffering chest diseases caused by work, such as a lump sum payment under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, and weekly payments under the industrial injuries disablement benefit scheme. We would be happy to assist you with such claims. There is basic information available on the website www.direct.gov.uk
Make an asbestos compensation claim
If you have been effected by asbestos exposure you may be entitled to make an asbestos compensation claim, contact us to speak to a claims advisor free of charge with no obligation today on 0800 131 3636.