Being told that you have lung cancer is a life-changing and devastating experience for sufferers and their families.
Our specialist Asbestos team have the expertise to deal with your case quickly and efficiently. This means you can concentrate on the important things whilst we deal with your legal claim, safe in the knowledge that we are working to secure the compensation you deserve.
What is asbestos related lung cancer?
Asbestos related lung cancer is caused when the sufferer inhales asbestos dust and fibres, and a tumour in the lung tissue results.
Who can claim?
Anyone who has been heavily exposed to asbestos during the course of employment where it can be proven that the condition contributed to the development of lung cancer. Unlike Mesothelioma, where only light exposure to asbestos is required for the condition to develop, significant levels of exposure to asbestos have to be demonstrated for a sufferer to succeed in claim for asbestos related lung cancer.
Smoking and asbestos related lung cancer
Although smoking may well have contributed to the development of lung cancer, asbestos exposure during the course of previous employment may also have played a part. It is well known that the risk of developing lung cancer increases if a smoker has been exposed to asbestos in the past.
What if my former employer no longer trades?
Here at Ashtons Legal, our team have acted for many clients whose former employers have gone out of business. We are very experienced in tracing the insurers of firms who have gone out of business.
Government benefits are often available for anyone suffering from asbestos related disease. We would be happy to discuss your options and guide you through the process of applying for appropriate benefits.
What should you do if you think your lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure?
Do not delay. Someone who has been told they have an asbestos related disease only has three years to register a claim; from the date they knew (or reasonably ought to have known) that they were suffering from an actionable condition (i.e. date of diagnosis).
Our lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and have vast experience with dealing with all types of asbestos related disease claims. Please contact Martyn Hayward on 01223 431112 or Phoebe Osborne on 01223 431159, for a no obligation conversation to discuss your options.