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Asbestos related illness

Asbestos related illness

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  • Advice

    If you’re diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, you may be eligible for compensation or financial assistance. Compensation can occur through courts of law, the benefits system, or a government compensation scheme depending on your situation. Therefore, you should seek advice quickly to claim correctly and receive your full entitlement. 


    Industrial injury benefits and government compensation schemes

    Anyone across the UK who has been affected by asbestos-related conditions is eligible to apply for industrial injuries benefits. If they have a condition known as a ‘prescribed disease’ which includes the following:

    • Asbestosis;
    • Mesothelioma;
    • Lung cancer with asbestosis;
    • Lung cancer without asbestosis if there has been extensive occupational exposure to asbestos in specified occupations; or
    • Diffuse pleural thickening.


    There are also multiple government compensation schemes under the Pneumoconiosis Act 1979 (Worker’s Compensation) and the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme


    Claiming against a previous employer

    You can carry out a civil claim against previous employers if asbestos exposure occurred during your time of employment. Mesothelioma UK has advice on making a claim and what questions to ask a solicitor. You can get proof of employment history to support your claim from the official government site. 


    How we can help

    Lestons would work with one of our excellent third-party medical experts to compile a claim on your behalf, please note we make no commission from these referrals but do need clients to open a case so that we can prepare a brief for them. To gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by simply clicking on the link at the top of the page, you will then need to deposit a sum equal to one hour’s usage, upon receipt of these funds you will be assigned your personal caseworker who will telephone you to discuss the matter and make suggestions on how to proceed.


    As a general rule, we would act for you in the following ways:

    • Help to prepare all the evidence you need to put your best case forward;
    • Appoint medical experts to help obtain this evidence;
    • Research the laws that could be used in your case;
    • Physically represent you should the matter proceed to an appeal; and
    • Seek the maximum benefit or combination of benefits to increase the value and duration of your claim.

    Our appointed experts take account of your situation, especially for any inconvenience, anxiety, or depression experienced. Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our appointed medical expert and legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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