Asbestos Compensation After Death UK

Asbestos Compensation After Death UK
LLB (Hons) & LPC Annabel Chadwick
Written by: Alice Williams Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Annabel Chadwick Updated: In: Industrial Disease

Can I Claim Asbestos Compensation After Death of a Loved One in the UK?

We can help you claim asbestos compensation after the death of a loved one.

We understand that it won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help to alleviate any worries that you may have about any outstanding debts such as medical bills or care costs.

At AWH Solicitors, we are experienced in handling sensitive cases like this. We are here for you when you are ready to start your claim, and will support you throughout the claim process.

What are the Time Limits for Claiming Compensation after the Death of a Loved One?

There are two time limits that may need be considered within a compensation claim for asbestos related diseases.

Firstly, a living asbestos victim has three years from the date of diagnosis to make a compensation claim, even if the exposure to asbestos was decades ago.

Secondly, providing that the asbestos victim was still within that three-year time limit when they died, there is then a further three years from the date of the death in which a loved one can make a claim in their name.

If you think that your situation may fall within these time limits and you would like to make an asbestos compensation claim, we can help you. Get in touch today to start the process.

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What Diseases can Asbestos Cause?

Asbestos is a term used to describe naturally occurring silicate materials that were previously used as a building material. Once it was discovered that the inhalation of asbestos dust is a major health hazard, the use of it was widely banned.

Some of the diseases that can be caused by asbestos dust inhalation include:

In the most serious cases of asbestos related disease, aggressive and incurable tumours can progress incredibly quickly in an individual who has been exposed to asbestos dust.

Some of the symptoms of asbestosis include:

  • Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • A persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Swollen fingers
  • Shortness of breath
  • A pain in your chest or shoulders

If you have started to experience any of these symptoms and suspect that you have been exposed to asbestos fibres in the past, you should visit your doctor urgently.

Because asbestos-related disease can progress so quickly, those who suffer may not always have time to claim compensation. As a close relative, you may be able to claim for asbestos compensation, even after the death of your loved one.

We can help you assess if you can make an asbestos compensation claim on behalf of a loved one.

Can I Claim Asbestos Compensation after Death of a Loved One UK?

If you are related to the victim of an asbestos-related disease, you may be able to claim compensation after their death.

The process for claiming for asbestos-related wrongful death is often complicated because it is more difficult to gather evidence. Pinpointing when and where exposure occurred is often crucial to the case, and this is harder without the individual to question. However, it is by no means impossible with the assistance of our specialist lawyers.

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Contact Us for Expert Advice with Your Asbestos Compensation after Death Claim

With our experience and knowledge, we can ensure that a claim for compensation after an asbestos related death will be as straightforward as possible.

Get in touch to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to. Our experts will go through the claims process in detail before getting started, so you know exactly what you can expect. 

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