Our solicitors specialise in Mesothelioma claims
The period after losing a loved one to mesothelioma is an extremely distressing and emotional time and the thought of making a mesothelioma claim after their death is often the last thing on your mind. However, the solicitors at Nigel Askew aim to make the process of making a mesothelioma claim after the death of a loved one as stress free as possible.
If you would like to discuss a mesothelioma claim after the death of a loved one then please call us on 01507 609027 today.
Mesothelioma claims after a loved one’s death
Claims for mesothelioma are not only complicated legally and medically, they are very emotive. Where a client has sadly passed away, dealing with the clients’ family requires the utmost sensitivity, understanding and patience as the clients’ passing is still fresh in everyone’s minds.
Our lawyers have an excellent bedside manner, providing comfort and support to you and your family as well as expert legal representation.
We specialise in Mesothelioma Claims
If your loved one was exposed to asbestos dust during the course of their employment and has subsequently passed away due to their exposure to asbestos, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf.
Our expert mesothelioma solicitors have many years’ experience in helping clients diagnosed with mesothelioma, claim the compensation they a rightfully due.
What is the Statutory Bereavement Award?
A statutory bereavement award is provided in the event of an unlawful death and currently stands at a fixed sum of £15,120. In the event of someone passing away, a family might be entitled to a statutory bereavement award as well as any compensation that’s awarded in civil claim.
A surviving spouse or civil partner could be entitled to a statutory bereavement award as a result of a loved one’s death as a result of past asbestos exposure.
How do Mesothelioma claims work?
If your family member worked with asbestos during the course of their working life and passed away from mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma, you may be entitled to claim compensation on their behalf.
We offer all new clients a free initial consultation during which we take information from you regarding your loved ones exposure to asbestos and the likelihood of you being able to claim on their behalf.
Our lawyers have helped many families in mesothelioma claims after death and are able to discuss your situation today.
What the value of a mesothelioma claim?
The total amount of compensation that may be awarded depends on a number of factors including the severity of your loved ones condition, their age when they died and whether they suffered financial loss due to not being able to work.
The amount awarded in compensation for a specific asbestos related condition is based on a set of national guidelines. The general amounts of compensation awarded for mesothelioma claims range from £61,400 to over £110,000.
Time limits involved in claiming compensation
There is a 3 year limitation period in which mesothelioma claims can be made. This limitation period starts from the date of diagnosis.
A death during the claim process starts the limitation clock again so family members have 3 years from that point to continue with the mesothelioma claim, and provided that the deceased died within 3 years of being diagnosed (i.e. the original limitation period had not expired at time of death).
Claims for mesothelioma are extremely complex so if you are unsure if you can make a claim then please contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today and one of our expert mesothelioma solicitors will be able to advise you on the merits of your potential claim.
How much will it cost to make a Mesothelioma Claim?
Our mesothelioma claims are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee Agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. Law firms fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party and no upfront fees are required to be paid by the client to get a claim up and running.
Past employer no longer trading?
It is common in claims for mesothelioma that past employers are no longer trading, but that does not automatically mean you are unable to claim. Our mesothelioma solicitors are often able to trace the employer’s liability insurers of dormant or closed companies.
If you have any questions about how your claim will be funded then please contact us, we will be more than happy to discuss this with you.
Contact us to discuss a Mesothelioma Claim
The solicitors at Nigel Askew represent clients in claims for mesothelioma from Lincolnshire, England and Wales and expats living abroad.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation during which we will discuss the merits of your potential mesothelioma claim.
We handle all mesothelioma claims with the utmost care and compassion, and work hard to support you and your family.
Call us on 01507 609027 or complete the online form on the right of this page and once of our expert solicitors will call you back at a convenient time.
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A floor tiler, working in the 1960’s and 1970’s, contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to airborne asbestos dust.
We acted for a lady who contracted mesothelioma even though she had never herself worked with asbestos.