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Asbestos Claims for Deceased

Compensation For Families Of Deceased Victims

Sadly, many people exposed to asbestos dust will develop the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma for which there is no cure. Although the onset of the disease can take several decades, once diagnosed, mesothelioma can often prove fatal in a very short time.

Clear Answers’ specialist asbestos lawyers understand the need for compassion, speed and efficiency in dealing with cases where a fatal disease has been diagnosed. They are aware that it is often vital for the sufferer to know that their loved ones will be provided for financially.

We have teams of expert asbestos lawyers who have a proven record of obtaining compensation as quickly as possible in order to provide peace of mind.

Asbestos-related News Stories

Clear Answers' asbestos solicitors deal with a large number of asbestos related and other personal injury accident compensation claim cases each year. Please visit our page on Asbestos-Related Injury Compensation Claims to read some examples of our successful cases or visit our Personal Injury News Section which is updated regularly.

Mesothelioma compensation for family of apprentice electrician

We acted on behalf of a retired electrician who had been exposed to asbestos for a relatively short time, almost six decades before he developed the fatal disease.

Sadly, our client died before his claim could be completed, but we were asked to continue to fight this claim for mesothelioma compensation on behalf of his widow.
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There are, however, cases where the sufferer will die before the claim process can be completed. When the sufferer has died whilst a claim for asbestos-related compensation was in progress, the claim may be continued by the next of kin or, if the deceased left a Will, by whoever is appointed to represent the estate.

Sometimes, because of the speed with which the disease can progress, the sufferer may not take steps to commence a claim during their lifetime. Occasionally the cause of death is not identified until the results of a post-mortem become known.

If you are a relative of someone who has died from an asbestos-related disease, it may still be possible to bring a claim for compensation. The claim must be commenced within 3 years from the date of death, failing which it will be outside the court's time limit for bringing a claim. However, in some circumstances the court may grant permission to pursue the claim outside the normal 3 year time limit.

Clear Answers' solicitors have helped thousands of asbestos victims and their families obtain asbestos compensation and can advise you whether you may have a valid claim.

There are strict time limits for making any personal injury claim, so it is important to seek expert legal advice without delay if you, or any member of your family, has been diagnosed with, or died from, a fatal asbestos-related disease.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

Damages Awarded For Asbestos-Related Diseases

There are two parts to any compensation award, general damages and special damages. General damages are awarded as compensation for the pain and suffering to the injured person, as well as the loss of quality of life.

Special damages are awarded to compensate for any financial loss caused by the disease, both up to the time of the award and any future losses which might be incurred.

Clear guidelines are set down for the courts on the appropriate bracket of awards for general damages, and special damages will be awarded according to each victims’ specific needs.

For more information on how these awards are calculated, please visit our Asbestos Claim Page where this is explained in more detail.

Why should you use Clear Answers' solicitors for your claim advice?

Clear Answers' lawyers specialising in asbestos claims are experienced in researching, preparing and presenting claims in the Courts, and will take great care in discussing your individual case with you. They will advise on the different options to settle a claim.

Our lawyers have vast experience in how to assess the  full value of a claim for compensation and have a track record of fighting cases at the highest levels to protect the right to compensation for those injured by asbestos. Please contact us here for confidential and expert advice on whether you  may be able to obtain compensation for an asbestos-related disease.

Telephoneus now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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