Posted On / 04.01.2016

Specialist Advice for Victims of Asbestos

Claims can be made and settlements can be reached decades after exposure to asbestos, and even if a company has ceased trading, says personal injury specialist Hannah Brown of Battens Solicitors Limited.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure to asbestos.

Many victims of asbestos do not develop symptoms of illness until 15 to 60 years after their exposure. By the time victims are informed they are unwell, the companies which exposed them to asbestos may no longer be trading. In these circumstances, victims may feel that they are too late to pursue a claim for compensation but this may not be the case.

As specialist lawyers who deal with claims for workplace disease, we at Battens are experienced in tracing the insurers of dissolved companies and obtaining compensation from them even where the company itself is no longer trading or is insolvent.

If you are suffering from an asbestos-related illness and you would like to investigate making a claim for compensation please do not hesitate to contact us.

Other specialist areas we cover include;

  • Deafness claims
  • Hand-arm vibration claims
  • Respiratory disease claims.

There will be no charge to you for discussing this with us. In most cases, we are able to offer a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement. This means that if our client wins, they can claim their legal fees from the insurer of the company or business responsible for their injuries.

Unlike many lawyers, we do not make any deduction from our client’s compensation for our own fees, and of course if the claim is not successful, we do not charge you.

Please call Hannah Brown now on 01935 846252 or email hannah.brown@battens.co.uk to see how we can help.

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