Asbestos-related illnesses carry serious implications for your health and wellbeing. These conditions can significantly affect your quality of life, work, everyday activities and capacity to enjoy your free time. Beyond the physical effects, asbestos-related diseases can also lead to emotional distress, causing concerns about your future health, financial stability, and prospects. The most frustrating thing is that you should never be in a situation where you’re exposed to asbestos without the necessary protective equipment.
If you’re exposed to asbestos due to the negligence of your employer or another party, you may be entitled to claim asbestos compensation. Navigating a claim for an asbestos-related disease can seem daunting. At Switalskis, our dedicated team of solicitors is here to guide you every step of the way, offering compassionate and expert legal advice. By doing so, we can make the process simple and efficient while taking the necessary steps to secure the compensation you’re owed.
We recognise the gravity of what you're facing. Our personal injury team specialises in asbestos-related claims, and we’re prepared to provide you with compassionate and clear guidance throughout the compensation process. We understand the sensitivity needed when handling such claims and are committed to keeping you informed at every stage. We have vast experience with these types of claims and are ready to offer you the empathetic care and advice you need.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your health, rights and peace of mind are our top priorities. You can reach us at 0800 138 0458 or contact us through our website .
If your asbestos-related illness resulted from the negligence or actions of another party or organisation, you may be entitled to claim compensation to address both your physical suffering and any financial setbacks you've experienced. Our team is dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you deserve.
When you work with Switalskis, you don’t just get legal representation. We understand that making a claim is about more than just the legal process; it's about seeking support for the challenges you're facing. Our team is deeply committed to fighting for your rights and wellbeing at every stage of the process.
Our solicitors are specialists in personal injury law, including asbestos-related cases. We have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in these claims. We’ll guide you through the entire process of making a claim and make it as simple as possible for you.
Injuries often result from negligence on the part of people who are responsible for health and safety, such as employers, or organisations. In many sectors, businesses and employers have specific responsibilities to minimise the risk of asbestos exposure and the illnesses that it can cause. When they fail, they may be liable for any consequences that arise. There are several ways that negligence can lead to asbestos-related illnesses, including:
Understanding how negligence contributes to asbestos-related conditions is vital for those seeking compensation. If you or a loved one have been affected by asbestos exposure due to negligence, the experienced team at Switalskis is here to provide compassionate guidance towards claiming compensation.
Asbestos exposure can result in various serious injuries and life-threatening conditions, including various types of cancer. Understanding the potential health consequences is vital when pursuing asbestos-related personal injury claims for compensation. Here are some of the illnesses and conditions that can arise from asbestos exposure:
It is important to note that the above conditions often present symptoms that affect people differently or that may not become apparent immediately. In fact, symptoms may not present at all. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible. After doing so, consider making a claim for compensation.
Navigating a compensation claim for asbestos-related illnesses can be complex and emotionally challenging. Asbestos-related conditions can weigh heavy on your life and mental health over time, adding an additional layer of difficulty to these situations. Our dedicated team of solicitors is here to guide you through every step of the process, making sure you’re well-informed and receive the support you need during what can be a very difficult time.
Here's a breakdown of how the asbestos compensation claims process typically works:
With Switalskis by your side, you can focus on what truly matters - your health and wellbeing.
Typically, personal injury claims must be initiated within a three-year period from the date of the accident or incident that resulted in the injury. However, asbestos-related claims often bring unique circumstances that can affect your ability to do this, due to how long the symptoms can take to manifest. In such cases, the time limit may begin from the date you become aware of these symptoms and their connection to your asbestos exposure.
There are also some exceptions to this time limit:
Starting your claim as soon as possible will help to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines that apply. As soon as you become aware of your asbestos-related condition or illness, contact us so we can begin working on your behalf to pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
The exact amount of compensation you can claim will depend on various factors, including the specific asbestos-related condition you have, its stage and the impact it has had on your life. We’ll look at the impact of the illness on your life, together with any loss of income and care costs required. If a loved one unfortunately passed away as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to make a dependency claim.
We understand that the idea of pursuing a personal injury claim can leave you with concerns about legal fees and costs. At Switalskis, we’re committed to providing accessible legal assistance to anyone looking to make a personal injury claim, so we operate on a no win, no fee basis for the majority of such claims. This means you don’t need to pay any legal fees upfront, and we’ll only charge you if we successfully secure compensation for your claim.
In the event that your claim is successful, our legal costs will be taken as a pre-agreed percentage of the final compensation award. We’ll discuss this with you at the beginning of the claims process before you decide to proceed, so there will be no surprises later down the line.
In some cases, you may be eligible for additional financial assistance or benefits related to your condition, such as Legal Aid. Our team will work with you to explore all available avenues of financial support to help alleviate any financial challenges you might otherwise face and make sure you’re able to make a claim if you have the right to do so.
Seeking compensation for asbestos-related conditions is a vital step towards obtaining the support you deserve. Here are some key steps to remember before doing so:
Seeking legal advice is about more than pursuing financial recompense. It’s a critical step towards securing the support and resources you need for your recovery. It also helps to make sure that those responsible for your suffering are held accountable. We’re here to guide you through what can be a complex process. We approach asbestos compensation claims with compassion and expertise, to make sure your rights and wellbeing are protected at every stage.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
If you have any questions about whether you’re eligible to make an asbestos compensation claim or what the process involves simply call our team today on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.