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Experts in Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Claims

Breathing in asbestos particles dramatically heightens your likelihood of contracting lung cancer. If asbestos exposure has led you or someone close to you to be diagnosed with lung cancer, you could be eligible for financial remuneration.

Demonstrating that lung cancer is a consequence of asbestos exposure is admittedly complex, given the host of other potential causes, primarily smoking.

Nevertheless, if a lung cancer patient is also battling an asbestos-related ailment, both the legal and healthcare sectors usually agree that asbestos is the triggering factor, thus making you potentially eligible for financial compensation.

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    Can I make an Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Claim?

    The most important things to remember when making a Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Compensation claim:

    • You have three years from the date of your diagnosis or three years from the date of death from the disease to start a claim
    • If a family member has passed away or is too unwell to make the claim themselves, you can act on their behalf
    • Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer compensation claims can be as high as £123,000
    • You could be entitled to claim compensation to cover the cost of your medical treatment
    • It is still possible to investigate a claim even if you have a history of smoking.
    • You can claim even if your previous employer has become insolvent

    Who can make an Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Claim?

    If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, you can make a claim.

    You can claim on behalf of a loved one who has died from asbestosis related lung cancer

    Common types of employment in which exposure to asbestos could have occurred are:

    • Construction
    • Plumbers
    • Joiners
    • Engineers
    • Dockyard workers

    Common symptoms of asbestos related lung cancer include:

    • Malignant tumour of the lung
    • Shortness of breath
    • Persistent cough
    • Wheezing
    • Chest pain
    • Extreme tiredness/Fatigue
    • Unintended weight loss
    • Coughing up blood

    Against Whom is the Claim Made?

    Claims are typically brought against the employer or organisation responsible for the asbestos exposure. Even if the company is no longer in business, their insurer will handle the claim. In cases where the insurer is out of business or cannot be found, a backup scheme ensures that you are compensated.

    The Pneumoconiosis Compensation Act 1979

    The DWP operates a scheme that offers financial assistance to individuals unable to pursue a compensation claim. This allows you to receive funds for your asbestos-related illness, even if your employer’s insurer is untraceable or your former employer has gone out of business. You must apply as soon as you know you have diffuse pleural thickening and within 12 months of the date you became entitled to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).

    Making an Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer compensation claim

    We can discuss your case with a free initial consultation to understand your concerns, which may include taking forward your claim on a ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ basis.

    We work on a conditional fee basis, ensuring you don’t have to worry about legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

    You have a period of three years from your mesothelioma diagnosis to initiate a claim. This is referred to as the limitation period.

    If you are making a claim on behalf of someone who has passed away, you have three years from the date of their death or from the date a post-mortem examination confirmed asbestos exposure as the cause of death.

    We are specialist Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Solicitors

    Our team specialises in Asbestos related Lung Cancer cases. We provide expert advice and support to help you navigate this difficult time. Our dedication to delivering personalised care means you’ll feel valued and supported throughout your claim process.

    Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling complex asbestos-related disease claims. We treat you as a person, not just a case number, ensuring you receive compassionate and dedicated support. Based in the heart of Hull, we combine a commercial mindset with hands-on straight-talking legal expertise to add value to your case.

    We believe in making the claims process as straightforward as possible. Here’s how you can start your asbestos-related disease claim in just seven easy steps:

    1. INITIAL CONSULTATION:
    Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
    2. CASE ASSESSMENT:
    Our solicitors will assess the merits of your case.
    3. DOCUMENTATION:
    Gather necessary medical records and evidence.
    4. CLAIM PREPARATION:
    We prepare and file your claim.
    5. NEGOTIATION:
    Engage in settlement discussions with the responsible parties.
    6. LITIGATION:
    If needed, we represent you in court.
    7. RESOLUTION:
    Secure the best possible outcome for your claim.

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