Asbestos Related Compensation Claims in Norwich
Have you or a member of your family been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease?
At Rogers & Norton Solicitors, Norwich we specialise in Mesothelioma and other asbestos related disease claims in all industries and in all areas of the country. Need advice call and speak to a member of our team now. Call 0800 7834035 or submit an online enquiry by clicking here now.
At Rogers & Norton, Norwich we believe in providing clients and their family members with a tailored and supportive legal service to achieve the best outcome. You can expect expert legal advice, a no win no fee service and home visits. We understand that clients have individual needs and by visiting you in your home or somewhere convenient to you we can address your needs from the start.
Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening have devastating effects on both individuals and their family members. Not only are we experts in dealing with the legal aspects of making a disease claim, we also understand that our clients often require assistance with other aspects of care and support. At Rogers & Norton, Norwich we look to assist our clients by liaising with other agencies and organisations to help manage their critical needs.
Rogers & Norton have helped many clients with asbestos related compensation claims so are very familiar with the symptoms that you will be experiencing and the issues that you and your loved ones will be facing. We understand the legal ramifications for someone dealing with such debilitating conditions and will help you get the compensation you deserve. For Testimonials click here.
If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease, call our specialist legal team for accurate claim advice on compensation claims. We offer a free initial interview either at your home or our office whichever is more convenient for you.
In most cases people develop such conditions through being exposed to asbestos at work. Individual working in certain industries are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos than others. Examples of industries include:-
- Boiler-room workers
- Builders and Labourers
- Car Manufacturing
- Demolition workers
- Dock worker
- Merchant Navy Seaman
- Miners and Millers
- Oil refinery workers
- Power station workers
- Railway workers
- Ship builders
Asbestos is a natural mineral that was mined from rock in a number of countries around the world. It is a tiny fibre less than half the diameter of a strand of hair. Asbestos was widely used in the UK building, shipbuilding and general construction industry from the 1940’s to the mid 1980’s due to it’s insulation and heat bearing properties. Whilst the use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1989 large amounts are still present in buildings within the UK and consequently many people remain at risk every day.
Symptoms of disease or asbestos injury do not develop immediately. Generally they can take between 15 and 40 years after the fibres were inhaled to manifest themselves.
Cancer research has predicted that the number of people suffering from asbestos related conditions in the UK will rise by several thousands each year over the next 15/20 years. Mesothelioma death rates in Great Britain have increased more than eleven-fold in men and around eight-fold in women since the early 1970s.
OTHER WAYS TO CLAIM
You can still make a claim even if you cannot get damages from the employer who caused or contributed to your lung disease. Such claims can be made under the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979
You may be entitled to a lump sum if you have one of the following diseases:
- diffuse mesothelioma
- bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
- primary carcinoma of the lung when accompanied by asbestosis or bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
To get a payment under this scheme you must meet all the following conditions:
- your dust-related disease must have been caused by your employment
- you’re getting Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for one of the listed diseases
- you must claim within 12 months of the decision awarding Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- you can’t or haven’t taken civil action because your former employer has stopped trading
- you haven’t brought a court action or received compensation from an employer in respect of the disease
You may be able to make a claim if you’re the dependant of someone who suffered from a dust-related disease but who has died. A dependant claim must be made within 12 months of the death of the sufferer.
Diffuse mesothelioma payment
The scheme covers people whose exposure to asbestos occurred in the United Kingdom and are not entitled to a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. For example:
- they came into contact with asbestos from a relative - e.g. by washing their clothes
- their exposure to asbestos was while self-employed
You may be able to claim a one-off lump sum payment if you:
- are unable to make a claim under the 1979 Pneumoconiosis Act
- haven’t received payment in respect of the disease from an employer, a civil claim or elsewhere
- aren’t entitled to compensation from a Ministry of Defence scheme
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