Injury Compensation Perth - Asbestos Related Claims
Injury compensation Perth wide covers many aspects of work related personal injury claims. One such aspect is compensation claims relating to asbestos exposure. Asbestos causes a number of injuries in workers and those in close contact with them. Read on for more information about claiming compensation.
Exposure to asbestos dust and fibres causes asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pleural thickening, and pleural plaques, all of which can result in compensation claims. Prognosis and severity of the injuries are taken into account during personal injury claims Scotland wide. The compensation offered reflects both the pain experienced by the individual and potential future suffering. Personal injury compensation claims for asbestos-related illnesses are treated slightly differently to other claims for accidents in terms of the time available to make a claim. The onset of symptoms can take between 35 and 50 years. Due to this, the individual has three years from the date of diagnosis, or from the date where a connection is made between the symptoms and asbestos exposure. If the individual has died, the family have three years from the date of death, or from when the link between the person's death and asbestos was made known to the family. For successful injury claims Scotland wide, solicitors need medical evidence linking the illness to exposure. Solicitors also need to establish where the exposure took place and that the employer or company were aware of the risks. Finally, your solicitors will need to be able to show that the company was negligent in their approach to this knowledge in order to claim compensation.
If you have an asbestos-related illness, speak to Personal Injury Claims Scotland to see if you can claim injury compensation Perth based. Call our specialists on the helpline today via 03300 553 548. Visit http://personal-injury-claims-scotland.co.uk/ to find out about the range of personal injury and accident claims that our specialist lawyers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen can handle.