If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, our solicitors can help. Our expert team has over 30 years’ experience and has worked on landmark asbestos claims in the Supreme Court.
We can help you make a No Win No Fee* compensation claim, to give you peace of mind and ensure you have the right care in place. If you’ve lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease, we can also help you make a claim on their behalf.
What Diseases Does Asbestos Cause?
Exposure to asbestos can cause a range of illnesses, including:
As the UK’s largest team of asbestos solicitors, we have experience helping people claim compensation for all of these illnesses.
Can I Make An Asbestos Compensation Claim?
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in the last three years you could be able to claim. We can also help you make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has already died from an asbestos-related disease, or continue their claim if they die while it is ongoing.
If you’ve previously made a claim and your condition has since worsened, we may also be able to help.
Who Is At Risk From Asbestos Exposure?
People who have worked in industries where asbestos was heavily used are more at risk from asbestos exposure. These industries may include construction, plumbing and shipbuilding.
However, we’ve also helped people who have been exposed because of:
Working in a building with asbestos (such as schools and hospitals)
Secondary exposure – i.e. washing a partner’s overalls
“Environmental” exposure (such as growing up near an asbestos factory)
Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
We have the largest team of asbestos solicitors in the UK and we’ve won several landmark victories that have led to significant changes in the law. These include:
The first ever successful case of environmental exposure in 1995
The first settlement including hospice costs as well as compensation
Securing deferred payment orders to cover future treatments, including those that hadn’t yet been developed
We represented June Hancock in the first ever environmental asbestos case, securing her the highest ever award for an industrial disease case at the time
We were involved in a landmark case at the Supreme Court in 2012, which meant that insurers could be held responsible for asbestos exposure that happened many years earlier
Read more about our past work. Are There Time Limits For Making An Asbestos Claim?
You usually have three years from the time you were diagnosed to make an asbestos claim. If a loved one has died from an asbestos-related disease, you have three years from when you found out that asbestos was the cause.
Asbestos-related diseases can take decades to develop, so it doesn’t matter how long ago the asbestos exposure took place. We can help you even if:
Your former employer has since ceased trading
You’re not sure when you were exposed
You didn’t work for the company you believe is responsible
Our solicitors have extensive experience in investigating these claims and recovering compensation from those responsible.
How Much Compensation Can You Claim For An Asbestos Related Disease?
How much you can claim for asbestos related disease will depend on a few different things. Your personal circumstances will be taken into account – for example, how it’s affected your quality of life – as well as the type of disease you’ve developed.
If your spouse, long-term partner or parent died from an asbestos related illness, you may be able to claim as a ‘dependent’ to account for their loss of income.
No Win No Fee Asbestos Claims
Asbestos claims are dealt with on a
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