Can You Make an Asbestos Claim on Behalf of Someone Who Has Died?
Losing a loved one is always a very upsetting time, especially if the person could have lived longer if it wasn’t for an asbestos-related disease, which could’ve been prevented had their workplace taken the proper safety measures.
It is possible to make an Asbestos Claim on behalf of someone who has died. The law around this can be complex to work out on your own, so that’s why we offer Free Case Assessments, where we can talk you through your legal rights and the process.
Who Can Make an Asbestos Claim After the Death of a Loved One?
- If the person who passed away left a valid Will, then that may dictate who can make a claim on behalf of their Estate;
- If a Will wasn’t left, then usually the person’s spouse or next of kin will be able to make the asbestos claim;
- Your loved one may have already started a claim for compensation before they passed away, so you may be able to continue to claim on behalf of their Estate after their death;
The use of asbestos was not banned in the UK until 1999, and sadly this ban came too late for many people who were exposed to the deadly fibres years ago. Since the first successful Personal Injury Claim for exposure to asbestos in 1967, thousands of people and their loved ones have been able to claim compensation after an asbestos-related illness diagnosis, and the law has helped workplace control regulations become much more rigid.
Through our years of experience dealing with these claims, we can help you understand the law around asbestos exposure, and what your rights are if you or your family member developed a disease because of negligence around exposure.
You or your loved one might have been exposed to asbestos at work a long time ago, and the company could have gone out of business, but there are still ways that you can make a claim. This could be through the company’s historical insurance company, or through government/company compensation schemes. We’re experts in gathering evidence to work towards achieving the best compensation possible for you, no matter the circumstances of the exposure.
You generally have 3 years from the date of your loved one’s death to make a compensation claim on behalf of their estate. When you’re ready, our friendly and experienced team are here to listen to your situation, and see if you could be eligible to make a claim on behalf of your loved one.