Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and sympathetic support for people who have suffered as a result of exposure to Asbestos anywhere in the UK.
If you or a member of your family has suffered from an Asbestos related disease or cancer such as Mesothelioma; call our No Win, No Fee Solicitors for a free consultation on freephone 0800 884 0275 or start your claim online and we will call you.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
98% of our Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
You can claim compensation for an Asbestos related disease such as Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Pleural Plaques or Asbestos induced Lung Cancer if you, or a member of your family, developed the Asbestos disease or cancer as a result of being exposed to Asbestos or Asbestos fibres in the workplace.
You can also claim compensation for an Asbestos disease if you were exposed to Asbestos fibres or dust while not at work or in a workplace; for example from exposure to Asbestos fibres on the work clothes of a family member, or if you lived near a factory where Asbestos was regularly used.
If the employer has gone out of business or is no longer operating, you can still claim Asbestos compensation through the insurance company which provided insurance at the time of the exposure to Asbestos. In many Asbestos compensation cases the former company is restored, and/or compensation is claimed under the Government’s scheme through the Pneumoconiosis (Workman’s Compensation) Act 1979.
You can claim compensation if your Asbestos related injuries are relatively minor, as it is possible to reserve the opportunity to get more damages if you develop one of the more serious Asbestos related conditions in later years.
Millions of people were exposed to Asbestos at work from the 1930s to the 1970s as its use in the construction, shipbuilding and aircraft industries was widespread. Many employers knew about the dangers of Asbestos but did not adequately protect their employees, employees’ families or local residents from being exposed to Asbestos dust or fibres.
Slater and Gordon are a leading asbestos compensation law firm with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
If you have a question about asbestos compensation or you are not sure if you can claim, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a free consultation and we'll be happy to help you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers deal with asbestos compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis.
You have to bring an Asbestos compensation claim within three years of first being told that you have the disease Mesothelioma.
Exposed to Asbestos by More than One Employer?
Many people were exposed to Asbestos fibres or dust through working for more than one employer. Equally, the Courts have held that it may be impossible to identify which exposure and therefore which employer has caused a victim’s illness. However, if we can prove that exposure to Asbestos increased the risk of developing an Asbestos-related disease, a compensation claim can be pursued against that employer.
If you have any questions please call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a free consultation on freephone 0800 884 0275 or contact us online and tell us the best time to call you.
If you have been exposed to Asbestos it is important to register the exposure as soon as possible. To register free of charge please see Asbestos Register.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).