Mesothelioma is an industrial illness most frequently associated with exposure to asbestos, and is a cancer which creates a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs, heart or other organs. Symptoms of the illness vary depending on the organ which is affected and may include a noticeable shortness of breath (lungs), night sweats (heart) or vomiting (stomach) – distressing elements of the cancer which will affect a victim´s quality of life and should be integrated into any mesothelioma injury compensation claim.
In industries such as shipbuilding, construction and plumbing, the connection between the inhalation and digestion of asbestos fibres and mesothelioma was established in the 1960s. However as symptoms of mesothelioma may not manifest for many years, it is only now that many cases of mesothelioma are being reported. Where these cases can be identified as being due to an employer´s failure to protect his staff adequately, you are entitled to make a claim for mesothelioma injury compensation. The statute limitation period of two years begins on the date that the claimant became aware of the illness.g. the date of diagnosis and not the date of the exposure.
Making a Mesothelioma Injury Compensation Claim
There are a number of issues which complicate a mesothelioma injury compensation claim. The major one is proving liability for your injury, and it is possible that – after such a long period of time – the company with whom you were working when you contracted the disease is no longer in business. A solicitor will be able to find out if the company has closed or was taken over and, if neither is the case, find out who the company insurers were to make a mesothelioma injury compensation claim against them.
A further issue surrounding a claim for mesothelioma compensation is that the diagnosis of a mesothelioma injury does not usually occur until the symptoms are well advanced. The victim is almost certain to be very ill at this stage and unable to work and provide an income for his family. The costs of ongoing care and loss of earnings have to be included in a mesothelioma injury compensation claim and using the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor will ensure that all the special damages you are entitled to are claimed for, and you do not find yourself undercompensated.
Free Mesothelioma Injury Claim Advice
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a mesothelioma injury, you are invited to call our free mesothelioma injury claim advice service and discuss your case with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. You will be able to ask any legal questions about your mesothelioma injury claim and receive practical and accurate advice. There is no obligation on you to proceed with a mesothelioma injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us and all calls to our free mesothelioma injury claim advice service are completely confidential.
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What to Expect When You Call
We understand that being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is a substantial emotional trauma, and with more than twenty years experience of advising clients in this situation can only express our sympathy for your condition.
With our experience, we know that no two cases are alike. Therefore, we will listen carefully and courteously as you explain to us how you contracted the mesothelioma disease and who you believe is liable in your mesothelioma injury compensation claim.
We will also want to know what ongoing treatment is planned, what costs are anticipated and how your mesothelioma injury has affected your quality of life in respect of your ability to work, drive and perform regular household duties.
We will try to establish as quickly as possible that you have a mesothelioma injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue, advise you of the procedures and how long they should take. We may also be able to give you an indication of how much mesothelioma injury compensation you should receive.
Before the conclusion of each initial conversation, we will check to make sure you have understood the advice we have given you and the answers to your questions. You are under no obligation to act on our advice and many previous clients have found it helpful to discuss their options with family and friends before proceeding with a claim for mesothelioma injury compensation.
The Statute of Limitations allows only two years from the date on which you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in which to make a mesothelioma injury compensation claim, and with potential issues about establishing liability, it is in your best interests to call our free mesothelioma injury claim advice service at your earliest opportunity.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm seven days a week. If it is not a suitable time to speak with us right now, kindly leave your contact details in the call-back box at the foot of the page and one of our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will get back in touch at a more convenient time.