This article was updated on 9 September 2022.
In most instances, asbestos disease claims will be settled outside of Court.
When you instruct us, we’ll send what’s called a Letter of Claim to the company or companies that you hold responsible for your asbestos-related illness (such as mesothelioma or asbestosis). They will then have 21 days to acknowledge the Letter of Claim and 90 days to provide a reasoned answer.
If the company acknowledges that their negligence caused your asbestos disease, we can negotiate for an appropriate compensation settlement without having to go to Court. Even if responsibility is denied and a Court date is scheduled, our Industrial Disease Solicitors will continue negotiating with the other side to try to agree a settlement before the hearing date..
It’s very unlikely that your case will get as far as the Courtroom, as it’s in both sides’ interests to settle an asbestos claim as amicably as possible. But if your case does end up going to Court, we will be there to support you throughout the whole process.
For a free claims assessment and legal advice contact our Industrial Disease Solicitors - ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.