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Asbestos Cancer


Asbestos cancer is a lung condition, often referred to as a diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. Exposure to Asbestos can cause a range of diseases including mesothelioma. It can take 15 – 60 years after first exposure before the development diseases related to exposure to asbestos. If you or a relative have been diagnosed with an asbestos cancer or a related disease within the last 3 years, you will be able to make a claim. This is best done through an asbestos lawyer.


The success of the asbestos cancer claim will depend on whether the company where the exposure occured is still in existence.

Am I able to make a workers' claim?
If you have been injured in an accident at work within the last 3 years that was not your fault or if you are suffering from any work related symptoms you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

What if my injury was suffered over 3 years ago?
For general accidents there may be exceptions to the 3 year limitation period. For industrial disease injuries like asbestos cancer, much depends upon the date that your symptoms started or alternatively the date you realised that you could make a claim.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Any injuries, however minor for which the value of the claim is in excess of £1,000, including injuries such as cuts, bruises, breaks and soft tissue injuries.

How long does a claim take to settle?
Every case is different, however straight forward cases often take between 6-12 months. Larger, more complex cases and often industrial disease cases are likely to take longer. Solicitors strive to settle your case as efficiently and quickly as possible.

How much compensation can I expect to receive?
All cases are different. There are often two sets of damages;-
1. Special damages which include claims for loss of earnings, travel expenses, damage to clothing and prescription charges.
2. General damages which cover pain and suffering.

Will I have to go to court?
No. This is unlikely as very few cases proceed to court as the vast majority of cases settle at an early stage.

Do I have to pay any legal fees?
No. You can enter an Agreement with you which may include an insurance policy to protect you against any costs. This means that if you win or lose your case you will not pay any legal fees and that if you are successful you keep 100% of your compensation.

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