While asbestos is no longer supplied in the UK, it is still found in homes, workplaces and public buildings throughout the country - and it will be a very long time before it is completely eradicated.
This means that in the years to come there are likely to be many more victims of asbestos related diseases. Certain workers are more likely to be affected by asbestos conditions than others and, of course, alongside each worker will be a desperately worried family.
At Thompsons we realise that being diagnosed with an asbestos related disease will have a devastating effect, not only on you, but on your family as well.
Thompsons Solicitors - here for you, here for your family
Our lawyers have years of experience dealing with asbestos related disease compensation claims such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural plaques and pleural thickening and we have formed strong ties with support groups and medical specialists to help you and your family as you move forward following diagnsosis.
Depending on what condition you are suffering from, you or your loved ones may be entitled to claim State Benefits and Assistance.
Subject to your circumstances you may be entitled to some or all of the following benefits:
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Industrial Disablement Benefit
- Personal Independent Payment (for people who aged 16-64)
- Attendance Allowance (for people who are 65 or over)
- Mobility Car
- Claims under Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979
How we can help
Our primary function as asbestos claim solicitors is, of course, to ensure you receive the most comprehensive damages award as possible, in the smallest space of time. Due to the long latency periods associated with asbestos disease, claims can be complex and it may take time to establish the whereabouts of those with liability, especially if your employer has ceased trading.
However, through our years of experience we have built up a thorough knowledge of this field and have access to a wide-ranging database of employers and insurers who could be responsible for your illness. Our records also include details of witnesses and records of ships, sites and locations where asbestos was used.
One call to our specialist asbestos lawyers and we will point you in the right direction to help you get the support you and your family need. Call 0800 0891331 today and speak to our specialist asbestos lawyers.