Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure at Work Compensation Claims in Manchester

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 lung disease, or even the cancer known as Mesothelioma. 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; sometimes 40 years later.

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 an industrial disease claim for compensation against the party that was responsible for your exposure. This will likely be your employer or former employer, as they have a duty of care towards your health and safety.

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The following groups of people are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos:

  • shipyard workers
  • plumbers
  • painters
  • builders
  • electricians
  • gas fitters
  • carpenters

You can make Mesothelioma compensation claims against an employer’s insurance company, 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 help you with 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 team can help you claim compensation through our no win, no fee* service. Call our solicitors** on 01615 168 871^ or contact us online.

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