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Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims

Being diagnosed with an Asbestos related illness or Mesothelioma can be devastating for you and your family. If you or a family member has suffered an injury or disease as a result of exposure to Asbestos, make a claim for compensation with us and keep 100% of your damages.

In Scotland statistics show that the number of people being diagnosed with Asbestos related illnesses, including Mesotheliaoma, continues to rise. It is not only traditional professions that were exposed to Asbestos, such as shipyard workers, that are affected. The statistics show that an increasing number of people who have worked in buildings containing Asbestos are now exhibiting Asbestos related illness and symptoms - these individuals include academics, teachers, medics and cleaners.

We can support you and your family, can fight for justice and fairness and are committed to making a positive difference on your behalf.

Get in touch with our Asbestos & Mesothelioma claims team

Speak to one of our specialist asbestos related disease team for a free initial consultation. Let us know details of your disease and work history. 

Time limits for claiming compensation

You have a 3 year period in which to claim compensation and this time period starts from the date you were aware your symptons were related to Asbestos exposure - this can pre-date a diagnosis so it is important to speak to a solicitor who has experience in dealing with Asbestos cases.

Symptoms from Asbestos related diseases including Mesothelioma can take years to develop. When you speak to our industrial disease specialists we will assess your case and advise you of the best way forward.

Who can make a claim?

Likely victims of asbestos related diseases include:- 

We have experience in representing families and their loved ones in relation to the following Asbestos related diseases :-

Click on the links above for more information on your specific condition or get in touch with our team for a free consulation to discuss your case. We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. Remember with us you keep 100% of the compensation your receive.

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We provide a No Win No Fee service where you keep 100% of your compensation. Get in touch now for a free consultation on your claim.

Asbestos background

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was widely used in ships, homes and other buildings until 1999. It is the single biggest cause of death amongst workers in the UK with an estimated 5000 people dying each year, as a result. 

The supply of asbestos materials has now been banned in the UK but it can still be found in buildings built prior to 1999. 

Despite the ban many years ago, its legacy lives on in those exposed to asbestos fibres as asbestos related diseases don’t become symptomatic until many years after the initial exposure. 

Professions likely to be affected by asbestos related diseases include:

  • Building Surveyors
  • Cable Layers
  • Carpenters or Joiners
  • Computer Installers
  • Construction Workers
  • Demolition Workers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Gas Fitters
  • General Maintenance Staff
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineers
  • Insulation Workers
  • Miners
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Shipbuilders
  • Shopfitters
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • Textile Workers

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We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society of Scotland's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

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Further Financial Help for Asbestos Related Diseases

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, depending on the disease and your individual circumstances, you may be entitled to some further financial help and assistance.

The following benefits may be open to you:-

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Pneumoconiosis Payment
  • Mobility Vehicle

We can help you arrange for these benefits to be paid. Give us a call on 0800 904 7777 to discuss.

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We have specialists ready to help you fight for the justice you deserve. Call us on 0800 904 7777, email us on pi@harpermacleod.co.uk or book an appointment to meet or for someone to call you back.

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