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Home > Personal Injury > Asbestos-Related Claims >Personal injury claims for asbestos-induced lung cancer

Personal injury claims for asbestos-induced lung cancer

To find out more about Clear Answers' expertise in fighting asbestos-induced lung cancer compensation claims, please select one of the links below:

The risk of developing asbestos-induced lung cancer

Inhaling asbestos dust can cause asbestos-induced lung cancer. However, it is well established that lung cancer is commonly associated with smoking tobacco and proving that it is a result of inhaling asbestos fibres can be very difficult.

If you are diagnosed with asbestosis (interstitial pulmonary fibrosis) it is normally accepted by the medical and legal profession that if lung cancer also develops, it was caused by asbestos, even if you are a smoker.

If asbestosis is not present, it is only possible in very limited circumstances, to prove that lung cancer was caused by asbestos, where proof of prolonged and / or heavy occupational asbestos exposure is required.

If diagnosed, asbestos-related lung cancer is recognised by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as an Industrial Disease, and sufferers may be entitled to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, and a payment under the Pneumoconiosis scheme, subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria. Lung cancer sufferers may also be able to claim compensation from a former employer or insurer if it can be proved that their condition was caused by asbestos.

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Time limits for making an asbestos-related compensation claim

Normally the time limit for bringing a personal injury claim for an asbestos-related disease such as lung cancer is three years. However, because of the extended period over which the disease may develop, (the onset of asbestos-induced lung cancer can occur decades after the initial exposure to asbestos dust or asbestos fibres) the 3 year period begins when the person has reason to believe they have developed the disease. Typically, this is usually from the time the diagnosis is confirmed by an appropriately qualified doctor, such as a chest consultant.

In the event of the victim’s death, the family must bring the claim for asbestos compensation within three years from the date of death or the date when they become aware that the death was caused by an asbestos-related disease, whichever date is the later. The cause of death is often confirmed by post mortem examination or at a Coroner’s inquest.

It is always best to seek advice without delay.

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

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Expert teams of asbestos compensation solicitors

Asbestos-related compensation claims can be very complicated personal injury claims that require sensitive and efficient handling. Clear Answers’ solicitors can offer expert confidential advice as they are proven specialists in all types of personal injury claims linked with exposure to asbestos dust.

Our expert teams of asbestos compensation solicitors have the experience to trace companies that may have gone out of business decades ago and identify their insurers. Claims often require investigation into many different employers and tracking them down may require a lot of careful and painstaking work, but it is vital in determining who should pay the asbestos-related compensation.

We have access to leading barristers and other specialists to help substantiate your claim for asbestos compensation, for example, medical experts and consulting engineers. Clear Answers’ solicitors have extensive experience in fighting all types of asbestos-related disease claims and have been successful in securing personal injury compensation for thousands of clients, including many who suffer from asbestos-related lung cancer.

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Asbestos-related news stories

Clear Answers' solicitors deal with a large number of asbestos-related disease cases each year. Details of some of these cases can be found on our Asbestos Claims page.

Alternatively, you can visit our News Section to view stories of successful asbestos-related compensation claims and all types of personal injury accident compensation claims that Clear Answers' solicitors have been involved in.

Here is just one example of a successful asbestos-related lung cancer compensation claim which we won.

Widow awarded asbestos-related lung cancer compensation

After more than 40 years of marriage, our client was robbed of the support and company of her husband and lifelong partner when he developed asbestos-related lung cancer and tragically died only a year after diagnosis.

Whilst money can never compensate for the loss of a loved one, our specialist team of asbestos lawyers were able to secure over £160,000 in damages for our client.
More about Widow awarded asbestos-related lung cancer compensation

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Making a claim for asbestos-induced lung cancer compensation

Clear Answers’ personal injury lawyers have a reputation for obtaining the maximum personal injury compensation for people who suffer from an asbestos-related disease as a result of negligence by an employer or someone else. Our teams of experts, specialising in asbestos-related claims, are waiting to help you should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your asbestos-induced lung cancer claim. We will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, to answer any questions you may have regarding your personal injury claim and to talk you through the claims process in plain English.

Please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers if you or a family member is suffering or has suffered an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. Alternatively, a representative will contact you as soon as possible if you complete one of our on-line compensation claim forms.

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