ASBESTOSIS

Asbestosis Claim Process

In most instances the sufferer will have been told of the diagnosis of asbestosis by a chest consultant. You should contact us immediately so we can begin to research your potential claim.

Asbestosis diagnosis

There are other conditions that are similar to asbestosis and to make a diagnosis a doctor has to exclude these other conditions by looking at certain criteria.

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Asbestosis compensation

We can help secure compensation to help you and your family cope with your illness and give you peace of mind.

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Asbestosis Guides

We have put together useful guides to help you.

What causes Asbestosis »
Symptoms of Asbestosis »
Guide for Carers »

Asbestosis Claim Process

The following Asbestosis claims process is only a very broad guide as every asbestosis cases has to be treated individually depending upon the clients needs and diagnosis

  • In most cases we attempt to come and see you at home and discuss the legal process
  • We will talk to you about where you were exposed to asbestos and piece together your working past.
  • We will request various documents to support your case such as your medical records.
  • We can help you apply for Government Benefits
  • We will arrange for you to speak to a support group or other sufferers, if you wish
  • We will find the company or insurer responsible for paying your compensation.
  • You may need to attend a medical examination with a chest consultant.
  • We will present all the evidence to the company or insurer responsible for paying your compensation, and give them the opportunity to settle your case out of court. Most cases settle at this point.
  • If necessary we will review your case with a barrister and discuss taking it to court.
  • If you are happy with this, court proceedings will be issued.
  • Most cases are resolved within 18-24 months from when we are first contacted.

Many clients are concerned that the legal process will start to take over their life. All we ask is that you provide us with the information we will request at the outset of the case. We will update you on a regular basis. We believe that it is important that we shoulder the stress and burden of bringing the claim, allowing you to get on with life without additional stress.

“ Thank you to Steven [Evans] for his kindness, patience, efficiency and professionalism throughout this process.  I didn’t think my dad would cope well with the requirements but Steven’s calm nature and knowledge made a fairly grim situation much easier to bear.  We contacted other solicitors at the start of this process, and their hard-sell approach was dreadful – thank goodness for you and your team! ”

Miss H

Daughter of former GPO/BT employee

If you or a family member have recently been diagnosed with Asbestosis and want to know more about your right to claim and the process involved click the button or call us on 0800 294 3065.