Asbestos-Related Disease Claims Guide

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Asbestos-Related Disease?

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Asbestos-Related Disease?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on your circumstances and the kind of asbestos-related disease you’ve developed. Mesothelioma for example can result in compensation of more than £100,000.

Your compensation will take into account the severity of your illness and how it’s affected your quality of life. You can also make a claim for a proportion of the income from wages and pensions that you would have received were it not for asbestos-related illness potentially shortening your life.  This is known as a ‘lost years’ claim.

Certain costs associated with the disease are also important, such as:

  • travel expenses
  • the cost of medication
  • the cost of care provided by relatives and paid professionals
  • everyday tasks like gardening, DIY or housework that you would have done if you weren’t ill

If the claim is brought by the family of a mesothelioma sufferer who has passed away, it is also possible for some people to bring claims for dependency on the sufferer’s income. The following people could claim as dependants:

  • Widows and widowers
  • A partner who has lived with the deceased for two or more years
  • Children who were financially dependent on the person who has passed

Dependants will be able to claim the proportion of the sufferer’s income that used to be allocated to them.

No two people are the same, so the judge will assess your claim and award compensation based on your situation. However, most cases settle out of court.

Early Interim Payments

Courts can provide interim payments to victims of asbestos-related disease during the early stages of a claim. We usually aim to secure a substantial interim payment to provide for the additional expenses that may be required to meet your care or income needs if you have to stop working. This amount will be deducted from the final award when the case is settled.

What If I’ve Already Claimed Compensation? Can I Make A Further Claim Later?

If you suffer from pleural thickening or another condition that may develop into something more serious further down the line, we can help you get provisional compensation. This means that you’ll receive an initial settlement, but will have the security of knowing that you can go to court for more compensation if your health deteriorates. Our solicitors have years of experience negotiating these kinds of agreement, so we know how to approach them and make sure you get the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

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