Asbestos Illnesses

Being diagnosed with an asbestos illness is often a traumatic time for both the victim and their family. At Liverpool Legal, we understand the difficulties clients face during this time. Our compassionate asbestos solicitors will discuss your claim with you to fully understand your concerns and needs. We will work with you to bring your claim to a conclusion as soon as possible.

There are 4 main types of asbestos disease in respect of which you can claim asbestos compensation. They are:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural thickening
  • Lung cancer

The symptoms of asbestos diseases usually take some time to develop. They are usually first noticed as a cough but develop to include breathlessness, pain in the chest and other symptoms. Often they will only appear towards the end of your working life or after you have retired. Sometimes the company will no longer exist but a claim can still be brought in those circumstances as your asbestos solicitor can usually apply to make the company exist again for the purposes of bringing your claim.

In addition, if you suffer from mesothelioma, it is often not necessary to identify all of the companies that might have exposed you to asbestos. Finding just one company is usually sufficient and the insurers of that company will often be required to pay compensation for your entire condition, even if you have been exposed to asbestos elsewhere.

You can be exposed to asbestos in many working environments. Some typical working environments and job roles which often give rise to conditions that may see people suffer from asbestos diseases include:

  • Shipbuilding and ship repairing
  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Laggers and insulation workers
  • Pipe fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Roofers
  • Factory workers
  • Teachers
  • Hospital workers

In appropriate cases, our asbestos solicitors will work with medical practitioners and experts to assess whether immunotherapy treatment may be in your best interests. If so, we can look to secure funding for that treatment privately.

Asbestos diseases can be severely disabling and even fatal. It is important you instruct a specialist solicitor to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert asbestos solicitors would be happy to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis. Click here to email our asbestos solicitors or call us on 0151 702 5400.