Asbestos Related Injury and Mesothelioma Compensation
Mesothelioma is an industrial disease and a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that was popularly used in the building trade before its dangers were discovered. At the time, its most common uses were electrical and building insulation. Even employees exposed to the smallest amount of asbestos could be at risk of contracting cancer and those who have contract mesothelioma (or any other industrial disease) are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Many of the employees who worked in an environment where asbestos was used did not realise straightaway that they have contracted mesothelioma as the symptoms can take time to appear and if you worked in an environment where asbestos was used, you may wish to get a medical check up.
Make a Claim for Exposure to Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Any asbestos mesothelioma compensation claim would be made against an employer or former employer or more accurately their insurance companies. Even if that company is no longer in existence their former insurance company is still liable to pay compensation. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the seriousness of your illness, but will include any loss of earnings, past, present and future medical and care expenses, amendments to the home and so on. A claim for asbestos mesothelioma could exceed £500,000.
A relative can make a claim on behalf of someone who has died as a result of asbestos exposure. Any asbestos mesothelioma claim should be made within three years of an employee finding out that he or she has contracted mesothelioma and any claim brought outside of this time could be time barred. If you would like to make a claim you should speak to an industrial disease personal injury lawyer in Leeds who has experience in dealing with these types of claims as your lawyer would need access to all the right resources, for example, to help trace the liable insurance company.
If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos related disease then in addition to compensation you can also make a claim for state benefits such as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).
Asbestos Related Injury Claims Lawyers Leeds
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