Have you been affected by an Asbestos related illness or disease?
- Are you wondering if you’re entitled to asbestos compensation and unsure
of what to do next?
- Are you looking for asbestos compensation solicitors who can give you answers?
Our asbestos compensation team can help you.
We understand that being diagnosed with an asbestos related
disease (eg cancer) can leave you feeling angry, upset and worried
for your future. Our solicitors have the experience to handle your
asbestos compensation claim with you in a confidential and sensitive manner and
provide free, no obligation help and advice.
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Can I make a claim for asbestos compensation?
If you or a family member have contracted an asbestos related illness or disease
as a result of another person’s negligence, you should be able
to make a claim for occupational injury compensation.
How much will it cost me?
Asbestos compensation cases are normally run on a "no win no fee"
Is there a time limit for making an asbestos compensation claim?
You have a period of 3 years in which to issue proceedings from when you first became
aware of your asbestos related condition failing which your claim may be statute
Alternatively, close relatives considering bringing a claim on behalf of a victim
who has recently passed away as a result of an asbestos related illness or disease,
have a time limit of 3 years from the date of death.
Why choose us
Emma Costin is recommended in Legal 500 and Phillip Gower at Simpson Millar LLP is well regarded for disease work for trade union members, predominantly mesothelioma and industrial deafness cases.
Legal 500 2012
For 5 years, Mr R worked as a utility man for an automotive company. His normal
duties involved undertaking repairs to vehicles along the production line of the
factory. Occasionally the welders would blow holes into the car panels and he would
be required to mix up a paste of asbestos and water with his hands and apply it
to the damaged area. The asbestos would be supplied in large bags which Mr R would
have to open with a knife. This released a great amount of asbestos dust into the
atmosphere around him. His employers failed to warn him about the potential dangers
of asbestos nor was he provided with any protective equipment.
Almost 40 years later, Mr R was diagnosed with an asbestos cancer known as "asbestosis".
Our team of asbestos lawyers immediately investigated his claim for compensation
upon his instruction and quickly secured him £128,000 in compensation.
Our client worked for Turner Asbestos Limited as a representative for them covering
a wide area including Northern Nigeria. He moved to Nigeria and worked for the company
from 1970 to 1977. During his employment he was exposed to asbestos dust in the
manufacturing factory in Nigeria and has since been diagnosed with lung cancer and
asbestosis. Turner Asbestos Limited has since gone into liquidation and our solicitors
have managed to successfully pursue a claim against Turner Newall Asbestos Trustee
Company (a Trust set up to deal with these claims). Our client received £51,000
This case highlights our Asbestos disease and illness team's ability to pursue claims
against companies that have since gone into liquidation and those that have an international
Overseas asbestos compensation cases
We are currently investigating a number of overseas compensation claims for Claimants
who have worked in the UK and have since moved abroad and been diagnosed with an
asbestos related condition. Please contact Phil Gower now on 0844 858 3700 if you
are now living abroad, but may have been exposed to asbestos in the UK.
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