Asbestos compensation claims tend to broadly follow the same five steps:
1. Free Initial Consultation
We’ll discuss the background of your case and the best way to take it forward. This initial consultation is free and confidential.
2. Determining Responsibility
Next we’ll investigate when and where you were exposed to asbestos. We are specialists in this kind of work. Even if the company responsible is no longer trading, we can still pursue its insurers for compensation.
3. Understanding Your Needs
We’ll look at the impact your illness is having (and will have) on your life. From this we’ll calculate the amount of compensation we think you’ll need.
4. Accessing Support
We can help you claim any benefits you are entitled to, and to access the very best care and support services while your claim is ongoing.
5. Compensation Settlement
Most asbestos claims get settled out of court. However, sometimes the responsible party doesn’t accept blame or the amount of compensation we feel you need. In these circumstances we’ll start court proceedings. If your claim needs to be decided at court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.
Some types of claim are settled on a provisional basis, which means that if your illness worsens, your case could be re-opened so you can claim further compensation to reflect this.