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Written on 14th August 2018 by

Annabelle qualified as a solicitor in September 2009 and joined Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma and asbestos claims team in December 2009. Annabelle represents claimants who have developed an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

“Annabelle is held in great esteem by our family for all she has done for us throughout this traumatic time in our lives. Our thanks to her will never be enough.”

Who can bring an asbestos claim?

Anyone who has received a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening should look into making a claim for compensation. There is a long latency period from the time of exposure to asbestos dust to the time of diagnosis of an asbestos disease, which can be anywhere from 10-50 years.

Why should I instruct a specialist firm of solicitors?

Mesothelioma and asbestos-disease claims are complex and often require immediate, skilled attention, owing to the life-limiting nature of these conditions. As specialist mesothelioma and asbestos claims solicitors, Boyes Turner’s industrial disease team are highly experienced in dealing with these types of claim and the defendant representatives. We use our expertise to ensure that the claim is progressed swiftly and sensitively, sparing our clients and their families unnecessary delay in receiving their compensation.

Am I entitled to any benefits?

There are a number of benefits which you may be entitled to receive following a diagnosis of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease. These include Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 lump sum payments, Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008 lump sum payments, Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2014 lump sum payments, attendance allowance, war veterans’ pension and constant attendance allowance. We can assist you in making applications for benefits which can help with the cost of treatment and any care which you may require.

How long will a claim take?

The length of each claim will vary and can largely depend upon the position taken by the defendants and whether or not they decide to defend the claim. We act quickly and proactively to minimise the duration of any compensation claim. We work with the asbestos masters and the asbestos and mesothelioma claims procedure in the High Court to ensure the swift progression of all our claims. We regularly achieve lifetime settlements, sometimes within six weeks from instruction, and we have secured interim payments of £50,000 within two weeks of receiving instructions to alleviate our clients’ financial hardship whilst the full value of the claim is investigated. Take a look at some of the mesothelioma and asbestos disease claims which we have settled on behalf of our clients.

How much will it cost?

We provide an initial consultation free of charge. At that meeting we advise our clients fully about their options, and then we discuss and agree together how best to fund the claim. We offer Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs, also known as ‘no win, no fee’).

I have an asbestos-related disease. What should I do next?

Email Annabelle on idclaims@boyesturner.com and she will discuss with you the best course of action to achieve the best and quickest settlement of your claim.