Asbestos related disease claims

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors
In a recent decision by the High Court, it was decided that sufferers of Mesothelioma will not have to pay court fees of around £10,000 in order to pursue their claims.

They have been exempted from legislation which would otherwise have required them to be responsible for the court issue fee. This represents a victory for those suffering from the disease, as they will now be able to continue with their claims, without the worry of finding funds.

At WSP, we have a specialist team who can advise on making a claim for mesothelioma, and other illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos, such as asbestosis or lung cancer.

These cases often arise where somebody has been working closely with asbestos in the past, or where they have been in contact with the substance through visiting premises where the asbestos was used.

Claims can also be brought by someone who has developed an illness when living with someone who worked with asbestos, such as a spouse who washed clothes covered in the fibres left by asbestos dust.

We can act on a No Win No Fee agreement for those wishing to make a claim if they have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. We can also advise you on obtaining interim payments, where available, throughout the course of the claim. Our specialist team also provide advice on the financial losses which are recoverable as part of the claim, such as losses related to pensions and other income.
For legal advice on a personal injury and to discuss your personal circumstances please email demelzapallant@wspsolicitors.com.

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