Asbestos is a harmful substance that can still be found in many buildings across the UK, resulting in tens of thousands of people suffering from devastating diseases such as mesothelioma. If you have contracted mesothelioma as a result of the work you do, you could be entitled to compensation.
The personal injury team at YouClaim has helped many people claim compensation to help them manage with their mesothelioma. To speak to one of our experts, you can either chat to us online, or call us now on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and request a call back from us at a more convenient time.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which develops when tiny particles in asbestos work their way into the lining of your lungs, known as pleura. The cells then divide and multiply, attacking and causing permanent damage to nearby tissue.
In addition to permanently damaging the lungs, these cancerous cells can spread to other areas of the body, including the lining of your abdominal cavity (peritoneum) and the protective sac around your heart (pericardium).
It is often the case that the symptoms of mesothelioma are mistaken for pneumonia. This is why it is imperative to see your GP if you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms:
If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with the condition, you could be eligible for compensation and should contact YouClaim to begin your mesothelioma claim.
You can pursue a claim against your employer at the time of your original exposure and no later than three years from diagnosis, unless the claimant has died. In this case, the claim can still be pursued by the family if it is made within three years from the date of death.
In most cases, claims are made against former employers and can still be brought forward even if the employer has closed the business, as long as their insurers can be traced. The insurers of the employer or company who exposed you to asbestos will then be liable to pay the claim.
At YouClaim, our mesothelioma solicitors have helped many victims receive the compensation they deserve after contracting this condition in the workplace. Compensation which can help cover the cost of lost wages, medical bills and the pain and suffering caused.
If your employer has failed to provide an adequately safe working environment in which to handle asbestos, then you should call our expert solicitors today on 0800 10 757 95 to start your mesothelioma compensation claim. If you can’t make it to a phone right now, fill in our enquiry form and let us know when to contact you.