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Exposure to Asbestos Claims (Bristol)
If you or a family member has been affected by asbestos related diseases and cancer including mesothelioma then please call our hotline today to discuss how our personal injury lawyer can help claim compensation for you – even if the company you worked for no longer exists.
Even if you were not directly exposed to asbestos dust and fibres, and instead were made ill by exposure to a family member working with asbestos then we can also offer you legal support. We work on a no win no fee* basis and have helped hundreds of people throughout the UK over the last decade.
How to Make an Asbestos Claim in Bristol
Making an asbestos compensation claim is simple with our personal injury solicitors. All you need to do is pick up the phone and speak to one of our accident and injury claims advice specialists. They will ask you a few simple questions about your case, the history, and your symptoms. If they feel that we can then support you with a legal case for insurance and compensation payments, you will then be assigned a local personal injury solicitor to work on your case.
All of the Bristol personal injury lawyers we partner with have experience of handling cases such as this, and are extremely sympathetic, friendly, and explain the legal process in an easy to understand format. Because they all work on a no win no fee* agreement it means people making asbestos claims for compensation in Bristol can gain access to justice irrespective of their financial situation.
If you have been diagnosed by a medical professional as suffering from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure then you must act quickly because the Government has placed a three year claim period within which you must start legal proceeding for an asbestos compensation claim. Call us today to get started and to speak with one of our friendly phone operators.
Asbestos Compensation Claims in Bristol: Background
Many people in the Bristol and Avon area have reported asbestos and mesothelioma illnesses including cancer. The reason for this high percentage of sufferers is due to Bristol’s history as a trading and manufacturing city – the material was still in use up until the 1970s.
Whilst asbestos is no longer used in manufacturing and building construction, in the past it was very wide spread. When asbestos fibres became airborne they were absorbed in the lungs and resulted in a variety of illnesses which were often not diagnosed for many years. These included lung cancer, asbestosis, and pleural thickening.
The types of workers that have suffered from asbestosis typically include those in industry occupations including:
- Construction workers
- Joiners, carpenters, and fitters
- Electricians and plumbers
As we explained earlier, often family members of these workers have been affected to, as the worker will have brought asbestos fibres into the home on their clothing. We also have a page regarding industrial disease claims in Bristol.
How Much Asbestos Compensation Will You Receive?
Each case that we deal with in Bristol is very different. However, recent news from the Government stated that suffers who have contracted cancers and mesothelioma from asbestos exposure could receive as much as £123,000 in compensation. You can read more about that on the Government website. This is for cases where victims are unable to trace the insurance policies of now defunct companies that they worked for.
We always seek to locate old insurance policies when working on Bristol asbestos compensation claims. Even if the company no longer exists, in most cases the insurer will still be functioning meaning that compensation can be paid out. If that’s not possible then we work with our clients to make sure that they can claim compensation via the Government’s scheme and will support them in the process.
Why Choose Us for Asbestos Compensation Claims in Bristol?
Our personal injury solicitors are experts in mesothelioma and asbestos claims. Where possible we will try to ensure you have a lawyer as close locally to you as possible in Bristol. Because our solicitors are specialists in this types of injury claim, it means you stand a great chance of success as they know the legal system from start to finish. Contact us now to discuss asbestos claims Bristol.