Asbestos Legal Advice


Information on legal recourse available for victims of chronic and malignant asbestos related diseases arising from asbestos exposure in the workplace

Asbestos legal advice covers a broad spectrum of asbestos compensation claims which lawyers can file on behalf of victims of asbestos related diseases. One of the diseases for which victims can file litigations include asbestos related lung cancer, but only where it can be proved the cancer was induced solely as a result of asbestos exposure. This can only be totally proved in cases where the victim was never a smoker. In cases involving asbestos exposure and lung cancer where the victim also smoked, proving the degree to which the cancer is attributable to exposure to asbestos is impossible. Consequently, securing compensation for asbestos exposure under those circumstances (where the victim is or was a smoker) is difficult.

Asbestos induced diseases for which claims can be made include asbestosis and various mesothelioma diseases including peritoneal mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma.

Presently there is a time limit of 3 years in which victims should act and seek asbestos legal advice, from the time a disease is first diagnosed. Even where a victim dies as a result of an asbestos related disease, compensation lawyers can secure compensation for relatives but, claims must be made within 3 years after the date of death.

A law firm with experienced legal advisors will provide support, advice and information on entitlements and benefits. Once a law firm is appointed, attorneys will advice on an action plan for making a claim. They will begin by investigating if the employer responsible for causing asbestos exposure is still in business and will also investigate to see if the insurers can be traced. Where a claim can be made, lawyers will amass evidence in support of your claim and draw heavily on medical evidence to prove culpability and a basis to determine the likely value of compensation.

In cases where employer or manufacturer culpability cannot be proved, experienced asbestos lawyers can still offer recourse for government 'no fault' compensation awards.

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ASBESTOS LEGAL ADVICE OFFERED BY EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS TO HELP YOU CLAIM DAMAGES FOR:


> ASBESTOS LUNG CANCER
> ASBESTOSIS
> PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA
> PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA
> PERICARDIAL MESOTHELIOMA