Claim Compensation For Mesothelioma: How to claim compensation for mesothelioma when your exposure to asbestos took place many years ago in the UK and you are now living overseas
Find out why you may need to claim compensation for mesothelioma from outside of the UK; the country you should make your claim in; how to claim despite exposure to asbestos having taken place many years ago; what to do if the how to receive free specialist solicitors assistance if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Why might you need to claim compensation for mesothelioma from a country outside of the UK?
Mesothelioma is a condition, which can develop decades after exposure to asbestos fibres.
It is therefore all too common that you may have been exposed whilst working in he UK before having emigrated to a new country of residence
When you are diagnosed with mesothelioma – you may still be in time to claim compensation and the fact that you are now overseas should not stop you from being able to claim in the UK.
Which country should you start your claim for compensation for mesothelioma?
Imagine you were born in England where you lived and worked until the age of 30 when you emigrated with your family to Australia where you currently reside with your wife and children. At the age of 55 you are diagnosed with mesothelioma having been caused by exposure to asbestos in your job in England as a surveyor.
In this example – your exposure happened in England and although mesothelioma developed while your were in Australia your claim is against your former employer in England and is subject to English law, so you should commence your claim in England.
Can you still claim compensation despite your workplace exposure to asbestos taking place many years ago?
.”Yes” – there are three years from the date of an injury or the date of knowledge of an injury in England to commence a claim.
Mesothelioma can develop many years after exposure to asbestos and it is impossible to predict whether it will occur until symptoms develop and you are medically diagnosed.
You will therefore have three years from the date your doctor diagnosed your injury to commence a claim.
Mesothelioma is regretfully likely to be fatal and should you die within three years of the date of diagnosis your estate or family members would have another three years from the date of your death to commence a compensation claim.
If you are in the process of making a claim when you die – you can rest assured that your estate can continue your claim after you have gone.
Who can claim compensation if the mesothelioma proves fatal?
There are a number of people who can claim compensation if your mesothelioma proves fatal, including:
1. Your estate
If you have made a will and nominated personal representatives – the personal representatives will act on your estate’s behalf and can make a compensation claim.
2. Close family members
Immediate family members such as your spouse or children may have the right to make a compensation claim following your death.
Close family members who were financially dependant on you could might also be able to make a claim.
Free online legal help to claim compensation for mesothelioma
Industrial disease and mesothelioma claims generally are quite complex. There are few lawyers in England who have the expertise to deal with your claim.
Our website has a number of free online specialist solicitor legal help options if you are considering making a claim for compensation for mesothelioma. You can ask a question; have your claim assessed, arrange a specialist mesothelioma compensation claim solicitor callback.