Learning that a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease will have a devastating effect on you and your family. Thompsons has a strong track record of providing legal assistance in cases of asbestos illness and our team is available to help not only the victims of asbestos related disease but also their family members.
We understand that in many cases the victim of the asbestos illness will be too unwell and too distressed to deal with the many practical obstacles created by the situation. With the victim's permission we can ensure that the compensation claim is dealt with through an appointed family member. This helps ensure a quicker process that reduces the burden on all those involved, particularly the person suffering from the asbestos illness.
Some of your rights as a family member
Carers of mesothelioma sufferers may be able to claim benefits; the same is true if you are a surviving spouse or partner of a person who has died as a result of the illness.
It is also your legal right to claim compensation for your loved one's asbestos death. However, there are time limits in place so it is important you bring your claim within three years of the date of death.
Thompsons, for unrivalled expertise
Our specialist asbestos lawyers have many years of experience in dealing with this type of case and will support you through it with confidence and sensitivity.
We are led by partner Laura Blane, who in 2012 was awarded Specialist Lawyer of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards for her work in the field of asbestos disease claims.
Over the years we have built up an unmatched database on asbestos related disease claims, providing information on companies that used asbestos; their insurers; occupations affected; specialist consultants and support groups.
We will also be able to help you with claims for benefits and put you in touch with asbestos support groups and charities who can offer further support to you and your family during this difficult time.
Call our specialised asbestos related illness team today on 0800 0891331 and we will help you every step of the way on a no win no fee basis.