When you contact us for a free claims assessment, we’ll talk with you about your condition, when you may have been exposed to asbestos and how we could help you. If we can take on your case, we’ll investigate your entire working history, so we can establish specifically where the exposure to asbestos took place and who can be held liable (at fault).
We’ll also arrange for you to have an independent medical assessment, and a medical expert will prepare a report with details of your condition. This is a very important part of your claim, as it helps us identify your care needs, how much they will cost and to correctly value how much compensation you should be awarded.
The medical expert will examine your medical records and carry out an examination over the phone, so you won’t need to travel for this appointment. If a physical examination is needed, we can also arrange for a medical expert in your country you’re currently living in to see you, but this is not usually required.
Your Solicitor will then contact the company you worked for, or their insurer, with details of the claim. Even if your former employer is no longer in business, the insurance policies at the time you worked there will remain valid. We can locate these insurance policies on your behalf, as we have access to databases containing this information for thousands of companies going back to the 1950s.
If the other side accepts responsibility, either in full or in part, and you have urgent costs that need to be met, we’ll apply for Interim Payments of compensation on your behalf. This will mean you can cover expenses such as day-to-day living costs and vital care and rehabilitation without having to wait for your case to settle.