Mesothelioma Compensation Claim: How to claim for father’s asbestos exposure in the UK despite living overseas when the claim is to be commenced
Can I make a mesothelioma compensation claim on behalf of my father as a result of asbestos exposure at work and if so how do I know who is a suitable solicitor who can help with a claim?
My family moved to South Africa many years ago from the UK. My father worked as a quantity surveyor in the UK and was exposed to asbestos on site whilst working for a few companies. He has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, his condition quickly deteriorated and is now fatally ill in hospital.
He asked me to consider making a mesothelioma compensation claim on behalf of my mother and the rest of the family when he passes away.
Mesothelioma compensation claim solicitor response
See our detailed article describing the how to claim for mesothelioma and how different types of mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure. Regretfully, all too often a diagnosis of mesothelioma is followed by a quick deterioration and often death.
We are therefore contacted by many affected families who wish to make a claim on behalf of the seriously ill or deceased with a similar question.
Can you make a claim on behalf of your father?
Because of the serious nature of mesothelioma – it is all to common that family members provide instructions to make compensation claims on behalf of the extremely ill or deceased and as a family member with a surviving spouse you can certainly make a claim.
Does the fact your father resides in South Africa affect your ability to claim in the UK?
The fact that you now reside in South Africa will not affect your ability to claim compensation for a fatal industrial disease, such as mesothelioma, contracted from exposure to asbestos in the UK many years ago.
How do you know who is the best specialist asbestos claims solicitor to contact to make your father’s compensation claim?
See our asbestos claims solicitor article to discover how to choose a specialist lawyer to help make a mesothelioma compensation claim on behalf of your father. You will discover what you should look out for when choosing a solicitor, including how to check with the Law Society that you are choosing an accredited specialist.
Free online legal help with your mesothelioma compensation claim
See our asbestos lawyer online help options to select the free help we provide – you can ask a question, have your claim assessed or arrange for a specialist solicitor call back to discuss your father’s potential mesothelioma compensation claim.