Asbestos Related Illness

Asbestos Compensation Claims Solicitors

Being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness is difficult for all those affected, with asbestos exposure often having a significant impact on your health, personal life and financial circumstances. 

Filing an asbestos compensation claim can help you get the justice you deserve, and our specialist solicitors can help guide you through every stage of the process. Smith Partnership's Personal Injury team offers extensive experience dealing with cases relating to asbestos, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us to see what we can do for you.

Who Is Most at Risk?

Many of those suffering from an asbestos-related disease have been exposed to asbestos at work, for example due to their occupation. Some of the most common occupations that bring along a particular risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Construction workers
  • Industrial and power plant workers
  • Firefighters
  • Shipyard workers

The above list is not exhaustive. There are many other scenarios in which a person may come into contact with asbestos, including at home or through secondary exposure.

Examples of Asbestos-Related Illness

Exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of numerous health issues, common examples of which include:

  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural thickening
  • Asbestosis

Our legal team can help ensure you are justly compensated if you have developed a health problem relating to asbestos. Contact our dedicated asbestos lawyers to find out more.

What are the Requirements?

In order for your claim to be successful, you must have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in the last three years. On rare occasions, it may still be possible to pursue a claim once the three-year time limit has come to an end.

You may also be able to claim for compensation on behalf of someone else. If a loved one dies having been unaware that their illness is related to asbestos, the same time limit applies from the time of death or the moment at which you could reasonably be expected to have known they died from an asbestos-related condition.

The Asbestos Claims Process

We understand that dealing with asbestos-related illness can be stressful and upsetting. For this reason, we focus on offering peace of mind that your claim is being handled with the utmost care, attention and expertise.

Our team of specialists offers first-rate support, legal advice and guidance throughout every stage of the claims process. Whether it concerns accessing valuable support, gathering evidence, preparing matters for Court proceedings or agreeing a settlement, we're with you every step of the way.

What We Offer

Smith Partnership draws upon an extensive track record in guiding your asbestos compensation claim towards success. Apart from being members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), our expertise is also recognised by the Legal 500, which describes our work as follows:

“Smith Partnership fields a ‘well-respected’ personal injury team that ‘provides excellent client care’ under the leadership of practice head David Clark, who has particular strength in asbestos claims. (...) Associate partner Anna McLeod and ‘very experienced’ solicitor Patrick Booth, who ‘is meticulous in his approach to cases’, are also noted. Recent stand-out instructions include advising the widow and beneficiaries of the estate of a former client who died of mesothelioma and whom the team had advised on a compensation claim.”

Dedicated to providing an exceptional legal service free of legal jargon, our team takes a no-nonsense approach to securing compensation from the responsible party. That client-focused approach also extends into the funding options available, which includes the option of pursuing your asbestos claim on a No Win No Fee basis depending on the specific circumstances. 

Contact our Specialist Asbestos Solicitors

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to find out more about pursuing compensation for asbestos-related disease, get in touch with our specialist Personal Injury team today. Call us on 0330 123 1229, email us via or simply complete our contact form.

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