It is the tragic reality that for the majority of the last century, tens of thousands of UK workers suffered exposure to asbestos fibres in their places of employment. However, because of the long latency periods of asbestos illnesses such as mesothelioma, it is only in recent decades that workers have begun to develop symptoms and receive diagnosis.
If you or a close member of your family has been diagnosed with such an illness, contact the specialist solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co. for information about your rights and how we can help you claim asbestos compensation.
Claiming against an employer's liability insurance
Many employers who caused workers to suffer exposure to asbestos in the workplace continue to operate, whether under the same or altered company structures. In such cases, once a diagnosis has been obtained it should be a relatively simple process of obtaining witness statements and other evidence in order to prove liability.
However, even in cases where the liable employer has since gone out of business, it is possible to claim asbestos compensation for the industrial disease by tracing the relevant liability insurer.
Who can claim?
Any person who suffered asbestos exposure as a result of workplace conditions and has since been diagnosed can claim compensation.
This includes workers from manual trades such as plumbing, electrician work, construction and roofing, as well as dockers, factory workers, and flooring contractors. Furthermore, those who have suffered exposure in less typical circumstances, such as teachers who inhaled disturbed asbestos in the classroom, may also be able to claim.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of claims made by family members who have suffered "secondary exposure" as a result of exposure to the asbestos contaminated work clothing of family members.
Finally, those who have lost a loved one to mesothelioma or another asbestos disease can claim for their pain, trauma, expenses, and loss of dependency.
Asbestos compensation solicitors serving London and the wider UK
Seth Lovis & Co industrial disease solicitors work to ensure the best possible asbestos compensation settlements for clients and their families.
We are based in the legal heart of the UK, Bloomsbury, London, but can arrange to visit you anywhere in the country.
Call us today on 0808 252 0678 for more information about asserting your full legal rights.
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Removing asbestos from public buildings
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