Financial Compensation And Benefits

For Information on  Financial Benefits, Compensations and Claims do get in touch with us at AASC, phone 01495 272 479 email: [email protected]  

Exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to a number of serious diseases.  It may be possible to pursue a civil claim for damages against an employer if your exposure was in the workplace and you felt it was due to the negligence of your employer.  The Department of Works and Pensions (DWP)  also runs schemes under which you may be entitled to financial  compensation.  The benefits area can be complicated so it is probably best if you speak to a specialist benefits adviser and specialist solicitor  call us at AASC so we can help  Tel 01495 272 479

 Legal Time Limits For Claim Against an Employer

 It is important to make a note of the date when the diagnosis of an asbestos related disease has been made. If you intend making a claim against an employer then you have three years from that date to commence court proceedings.  If it is not done within that time frame then you may lose the right to pursue the case.

If a victim dies within 3 years of the first diagnosis or discovery of an asbestos related disease the personal representatives of the deceased will be given a further 3 year period from the date of death to commence a court action.

If the time limits are not followed then it is very rare that the court will allow discretion to over ride time limits.

Professional, legal advice should be sought very early on. Call us 01495 272 479

Choosing the right Solicitor

A specialist firm of solicitors is a must if you are going to pursue a claim for any asbestos related disease.  It can make the difference between making a successful claim or not.  Not all solicitors have the necessary knowledge or expertise. Here at AASC  we can provide information on appropriate solicitors – do get in touch.

The right firm of solicitors:

  • Will not charge you for dealing with the claim
  • Will have valued experience and expertise
  • They will visit you at your home at your convenience if that is what you prefer.
  • Will keep you updated on the progress of the claim
  • Will thoroughly research the employment history of the person affected by the asbestos disease.

 Trade unions may also offer legal support for claims made by current members of trade unions, or if they were trade union members at the time of asbestos exposure.

Should you want more advice on how to choose a solicitor  contact us here at AASC  Tel: 01495 272 479