Inhaling asbestos fibers affects lungs and causes scarring and thickening of the lung tissue. It leads to several respiratory disorders and even cancer. The diseases can be jeopardizing to cause death such as Asbestosis. In the United Kingdom, those facing Asbestosis can claim for compensation. There are websites that help you take the right decision while claiming for compensation. The process involves several stages to be followed. If you need help with filing an asbestosis compensation claim, you must see professional help.
The first stage of the process involves around liability as one has to find out who exactly is responsible for the condition. A detailed statement will be taken from the patient as well as the witnesses related to work history and also exposure to the harmful dust. In severe cases, one may also require advanced engineering evidence. The difficult task among all is to locate the company/person responsible. Moreover, in some cases the claim can be taken forward even if the employer/company does not exist anymore.
In the second stage, your chances of winning the case are weighed. On finding the people/company responsible, it will be analyzed if they are to be blamed for your pain. After the initial analysis and process, all the evidence will be gather ranging from x-rays to scans. A legal medical report will also be commissioned. An expert in industrial disease would be employed for the medico-legal reports.
Then on, in the next stage, the team works on your claim. The lawyers will take all the details that support your claim and also financial losses that have occurred due to it. The money lost in past and the finance required for the future is also taken into consideration.
In case one is unable to get the desired money through negotiation, then the claim can be taken forward through court. However, court preceding will be recommended only if your claim has a chance of victory. A well experienced barrister will be appointed to draft your paperwork. The papers will be passed to the other part and the case will be taken forward, but most of the claims are resolved negating trials.
As aforesaid, going to the court will be recommended only if there is a possibility of success. In case the court proceedings are suggested then you are kept well updated with the process alongside offered complete support.
The compensation given to you during the tough phase of your life will help repay the losses at work and further continue with the treatment. It would re- build your self confidence and also offer emotional as well as financial backing.