ASBESTOSIS

Asbestosis Claim Process

In most instances the diagnosis of asbestosis will be made confirmed by a chest consultant and the sufferer informed. It is recommended you contact us as soon as possible following a diagnosis 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 Asbestosis claims process set out below is a very broad guide as every asbestosis case has to be treated individually, depending upon the clients needs , circumstances and diagnosis

  • In most cases we arrange a home visit to discuss the legal process (covid restrictions permitting)
  • We will discuss where and how exposure to asbestos took place piece together a work history.
  • We will request various documents to support the case such as medical records, employment details etc.
  • We can help complete applications for Government Benefits
  • We can put clients in touch with a local support group or other sufferers, if they wish
  • We will locate the company or insurer responsible for paying compensation.
  • We will arrange a medical examination with a chest consultant if appropriate.
  • We will present all the evidence to the company or insurer responsible for paying compensation, and give them the opportunity to settle the case out of court. Most cases settle at this point.
  • If necessary we will review the 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 require at the outset of the case and as the matter progresses. We will provide regular updates but believe it is important that we shoulder the stress and burden of bringing the claim, allowing our clients 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.