Asbestos exposure and related diseases
Exposure to asbestos can cause a wide range of illnesses, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural plaques. Symptoms usually start many years after the initial exposure to asbestos.
Since the 1970s there have been strict regulations regarding the use of asbestos and it is possible to make asbestos claims relating to exposure dating back many years.
If you or a relative are suffering from an asbestos related disease, or if one of your relatives has died as a result of being exposed to asbestos, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
Making an Asbestos Claim
A compensation claim can be started:
- Within three years of being informed of the condition by a doctor
- Within three years of death
- The time limit starts at the diagnosis of the victim’s condition, rather than when the asbestos exposure happened.
How Nelsons can help
Dealing with asbestos claims is a specialist area of law. It involves complicated medical issues, in addition to the need to identify former employers, their insurers and trace any witnesses.
Nelsons has a team of experts who specialise in asbestos compensation claims, led by Partner Chris Stansfield who has over 25 years’ experience in asbestos claims.
- No win, no fee services
- A friendly team of experts
"An excellent, pragmatic team.”Chambers & Partners
To find out if you have a claim, please contact us to discuss how our Personal Injury Solicitors can help you. For a quick response to your enquiry, call us now or use our online chat.