Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01202 299992.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Disease

  • Call us now on 01202 299992
    • Kiteleys Head office 01202 299992
    • Kiteleys Southampton 02380 909091
    • Kiteleys Canford Cliffs 01202 708634
    • Kiteleys Boscombe 01202 393506
    • Kiteleys West Moors 01202 863933
    • Kiteleys Ferndown 01202 875646
    • Kiteleys Highcliffe 01425 278866
    • Kiteleys Wimborne 01202 849242

What are Asbestos Related Diseases?

 

Asbestos can cause a number of different injuries:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Thickening
  • lung cancer

Unfortunately recent changes in the law mean claims can no longer be pursued for Pleural Plaques.

The above diseases are caused by inhaling quantities of asbestos fibres, which have gone on, typically many years later to cause injury to the lungs.

 

How do I claim compensation?

 

If you have been diagnosed with 1 of the above listed diseases and you were exposed to asbestos we may be able to help you pursue a claim.

In many cases you may no longer work for the employer who exposed you to asbestos or indeed they may no longer be trading. We would still be able to assist in these situations and should be able to pursue the claim against your past employers insurers.

In other cases the exposure may not be as a result of your employment and again we may be able to help you bring a claim.

Your case would be taken on a no win, no fee basis.

 

How much is my claim worth?

 

In order to assess the value of your claim we would need to commission a medical report. The value would be based upon the outcome of that assessment.

 

Assistance

 

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease through exposure at work you may be entitled to claim benefit.

These diseases are covered in The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases). Your injury will be assessed independently and you could be awarded benefit accordingly.

Further details are available:

https://www.gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit/overview

If the employer who exposed you to asbestos is no longer trading and no insurers for them can be found you may be able to receive a lump sum payment from a scheme set up by the Government under the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, if you are already in receipt of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Further details are available on the above website.

You may also be entitled to obtain a Blue Badge to assist with parking.

 

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01202 299992.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.