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Everything You Need To Know About Claiming Compensation For An Asbestos-Related Disease Diagnosis

Everything You Need To Know About Claiming Compensation For An Asbestos-Related Disease Diagnosis

There are numerous asbestos related illnesses that every year affect thousands of people, and which every year hundreds and thousands of people are sadly diagnosed with. If you are one of those people it is important to know that you may be eligible to make a claim for asbestosis related disease compensation.

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To learn about what the asbestos related conditions and diseases are you can find information via the Asbestos.com website. Meanwhile, to learn everything you need to know about claiming compensation for an asbestos related disease diagnosis, read on.

Is Everybody Suffering an Asbestos Related Condition or Disease Eligible to Claim Compensation?

Not everybody who is suffering from an asbestos related condition or disease is eligible to claim compensation. The reasons why you were exposed to asbestos as well as the nature of your specific condition and disease together will determine whether you might be able to make an asbestos compensation claim.

Therefore, there is no finite criteria in places to tell people whether or not they have a claim; cases are instead judged individually. Hence, if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition or disease it is imperative to seek the advice of expert claim specialists, such as those at Asbestos Advice Helpline, who will be able to listen to you, speak with you and provide advice and guidance.

How Much Compensation Does a Person Suffering an Asbestos Related Condition or Disease Receive?

Because every situation and person is unique, so too is the amount of compensation in each case. Therefore, there is no set amount a person who has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition or disease will stand to receive. The amount of compensation decided is based on several factors, which include:

  • Pain

The amount and severity of the pain being experienced, the expected duration of that pain and the impact of the pain experienced are all carefully considered when an asbestos compensation claim is made.

  • Suffering

Suffering when experiencing an asbestos related condition or disease is not just a direct result of any pain a person may be experiencing. Rather, suffering is a term used to describe the negative impact of a diagnosis, any pain and the surrounding and resulting circumstances you have or stand to encounter as a result of experiencing an asbestos related condition or illness.

  • Loss of Amenity

Loss of amenity refers to the loss of things such as life quality, mobility and the ability to do things such as partake in hobbies and day-to-day activities.

Finally, any loss of earnings you may experience due to suffering an asbestos related condition or illness, travel expenses you incur in order to receive treatment for your condition or disease as well as any costs you incur through having to employ people to carry out jobs or perform tasks you would otherwise be able to complete yourself (such as home DIY chores) may too be taken into consideration.

Do I Have to Pay to Make an Asbestos Related Disease Claim?

Most asbestos specialist lawyers and legal firms operate on a ‘no win no fee’ basis when it comes to providing asbestos compensation claim services. In summary, this means that a claimant is not required to ‘pay up front’ for the advice, guidance or legal help, assistance and services. Rather, if a claim is made, the lawyer or firm who make the claim reclaim any costs owed to them from the compensation awarded.

How Long Does A Claim Take Before I Receive the Compensation I am Owed?

How long an asbestos related claim for compensation takes before claimants can expect to receive compensation, if any is awarded, depends on multiple factors. As such, there is no definitive answer and the time frame between claiming and receiving compensation varies case to case.

The average claimant can expect the claim process to take between three and six months, but where cases involve complexities it is not unusual for claims to take up to a year before compensation is given. That said, cases in which fatal or very serious diseases such as mesothelioma for example are diagnosed are often understandably considered ‘urgent’ and claims are given priority.

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