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Due to the serious nature of asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, you might be considering making a claim so that you can protect your family financially in the future. If you decide to make a claim but unfortunately pass while legal proceedings are ongoing, your claim can be continued, on behalf of your estate and your legal dependants.
Our asbestos-related disease solicitors will talk to you to understand the needs of you and your family, making sure that you get the compensation you deserve after being exposed to asbestos at work.
In the event that you’ve written a Will, your claim can be picked up by the person you’ve appointed to represent your estate. By coming to us, you can take advantage of our in-house Wills specialists who will make sure that your interests and family are protected in the future.
Your loved ones will usually have three years from the date of your passing to continue with your case. They can also start a claim to secure justice for what’s happened after your death – they can do this up until three years after your passing.
Our lawyers could provide support your family at this difficult time, ensuring that they’re represented throughout the inquest process and are able to get the answers and they deserve.
Read more about our bereavement services.
After you die, your family might be entitled to a statutory bereavement award as well as any compensation that’s awarded in a legal claim. A bereavement award is provided in the event of an unlawful death and currently stands at a fixed sum of £12,980. The award is handled differently in Scotland, where the compensation amount is considered on a case by case basis.
Your spouse or civil partner could be entitled to a statutory bereavement award as a result of your asbestos exposure.
If a loved one has passed away as a result of asbestos-related disease, our solicitors could help you make a claim. Please phone us on 0800 056 4110 to set up a free initial consultation, or contact us online.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.
* Subject to entering into a No Win No Fee agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
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