Asbestos Exposure Leading to Mesothelioma Compensation Claims
Although asbestos usage is now outlawed, mesothelioma compensation claims have been rife over the last 30 years. Asbestos is a building material that was heavily used in the 1960s as insulation. At the time it was not known that exposure to asbestos could result in a form of cancer known as mesothelioma and even when it was discovered it took a long time for asbestos use to be phased out. This is because in many cases the symptoms of mesothelioma did not present themselves until many years after the exposure.
Asbestos Related Diseases Claims
If you have been exposed to asbestos fibres then you should seek medical advice to ensure that you are not at risk of contracting mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party that was responsible for your exposure, likely to be your employer or former employer, as they have a duty of care towards your health and safety.
The following groups of people are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos:
- shipyard workers
- gas fitters
Compensation claims are usually made against an employer’s insurance company and therefore even if you have left your job and your previously employer is no longer in business you can still make a claim against their former insurance company. In order to do this you will need the expertise of our specialist asbestos and mesothelioma compensation claim solicitors** in Manchester. We will also be able to advise you on how many companies and which companies you can make a claim against as there is no limit.
There are however time limits for bringing a claim and therefore you should ensure that you consult with our compensation claim solicitors** in Manchester within three years of either contracting mesothelioma or within three years of the date of knowledge. Relatives of a deceased can also make a claim on the deceased’s behalf but this must also be made within three years of the deceased’s death.
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma solicitors Manchester
If you have contracted an asbestos related disease, our Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618855335 or contact us online.