Sadly, exposure to asbestos causes disease. And many of the illnesses it creates, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, are usually fatal. This means that many people die before they’ve had the chance to claim for compensation, sometimes it’s before they’ve even made the connection between their exposure to asbestos and their illness.
Why does this happen? It happens because the symptoms of exposure to asbestos take about 20-50 years to appear. And, when they do appear and have finally been linked to asbestos, it’s often too late. By the time the symptoms are showing themselves, the disease is usually in an advanced stage.
If you start a compensation claim with Asons, for an asbestos-related disease, we will to do our best to make sure that it is dealt with quickly and completed we’ll try to make sure that it is completed within your lifetime.
If the worst does happen, and you die before your claim is completed, a relative can complete the process for you.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521 133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
Can A Family Member Start a Compensation Case When the Person Affected Has Already Died?
Yes! If a person dies before a claim has begun, or before the connection between asbestos exposure and the illness had been established, it is possible for a claim to be brought by the deceased’s relative.
It often only comes to light that a person died from an asbestos related disease when the post mortem is carried out.
How Do I Make a Claim on Behalf of Someone Who is Deceased?
If you’d like to explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation, why not give us a call. We can discuss the details of the case with you and advise on the chances of your making a successful claim.
Our Experience of Handling Claims Brought on Behalf of Dead Relatives
When you’re grieving, the last thing you need is even more worry. So, why not let us take the strain of your compensation claim – we’re happy to!
We have lots of experience dealing with claims on behalf of a deceased relative. This means our team of specialist compensation solicitors know what is needed to make a successful claim, so can deal with case quickly and in a professionally manner.
If you’d like to explore bringing a claim for compensation on behalf of a deceased relative, we can help. Give us a few minutes of your time and we’ll be able to tell you the likelihood of you being able to bring a successful claim.
Asons Keep it Simple!
Asons is a straight-forward kind of firm. We promise to:
- avoid the complicated legal jargon, wherever we can, as it often confuses people
- give you a dedicated claims handler, who will deal with your case from the start right through to completion. Of course, there may be times when this is not possible, but when this happens, you will be kept fully informed
- explain what’s happening with the case, as it progresses, in a clear and concise manner
- be available for you when you need us. We want you to feel like you can contact us to ask questions or for clarification, whenever you need to.
In short, we’ll take all the stress for you, so you don’t have to!
There is a time limit placed on making claim for personal injury of three years. The time limit begins from either the date of exposure, or from the date when it became obvious that the illness, and subsequent death, were related to asbestos exposure.
This time limit is called a ‘statute of limitations’ and there are no exceptions to the rule. Once you pass the three year time limit, there will be no opportunity to claim, so make sure you talk to us today.
‘No Win, No Fee’
We don’t understand why anyone making a claim for compensations should be left out of pocket, even if the claim is unsuccessful. That’s why we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
Once you’ve decided you’d like to make a claim on behalf of a dead relative, why not call and speak to one of our specialist compensation claim solicitors for a quick, informal chat. It’s free and there’s no obligation. We only need a couple of minutes of your time, and we’ll be able to advise you on the chances of any claim being successful. So it costs you nothing but your time!