Mesothelioma Compensation Claim: How to claim for asbestos exposure in the UK despite living overseas
Find out in an online Q&A how to make a mesothelioma compensation claim for a father / husband when the asbestos exposure took place at work with a UK employer who is no longer in business and you are now living overseas.
We explain who is the best solicitor to help you claim and how to make use of our specialist solicitor free online and telephone help.
Mesothelioma compensation claim question
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.
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?
Asbestos compensation 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.
Which solicitor should you use to help you claim compensation for mesothelioma?
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 / telephone legal help
See our specialist solicitor fee online help to select the free help your require. You can ask a question, have your claim assessed, arrange for a specialist solicitor callback or discuss directly your father’s potential mesothelioma compensation claim.