Asbestos-related lung cancer
If you, or a loved one, has developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, you could be entitled to make a claim.
Start your claim by calling us on 0344 854 7000 or submit your details above and we’ll call you back at a suitable time for you.
What are the symptoms of asbestos-related lung cancer?
Heavy exposure to asbestos dust and fibres can lead to the development of lung cancer. When asbestos dust is breathed in the fibres can become lodged in the lung tissue, leading to the formation of scars which can turn into cancerous tumours over time.
The symptoms include:
• Chest infections
• Coughing up blood
• Long-term cough and pain when coughing
• Loss of appetite and weight loss
Are the symptoms different for asbestos-related lung cancer and smoking-related lung cancer?
The symptoms of lung cancer are the same regardless if the cause is down to smoking, asbestos exposure or both.
If you have been a smoker but also believe that asbestos exposure may have been a contributing factor to you developing lung cancer, the court may take past smoking into consideration and make a reduction in your compensation settlement to reflect this.
Who is at risk of developing asbestos-related lung cancer?
The people who are most at risk of developing an asbestos-related lung cancer include those who worked in industries where asbestos was heavily used up until the 1980s. The professions most at risk include:
- Construction workers
- Gas Fitters
- Painters and decorators
- Demolition workers
- Cable layers
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You must make a claim within three years of being diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. If a loved one has passed away, you have up to three years from the diagnosis which found asbestos to be the cause to make a claim.
As the disease can take decades to develop, we can still help you with your claim even if:
• Your former employer has ceased trading.
• You are not sure of the exact date in which you were exposed.
• You did not work for the company that you believe to be responsible.
How will my claim be calculated?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
• The severity of your further health complications.
• How your life has been affected by your illness.
• Your future care and support needs.
• Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the industrial disease (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
If your partner or parent died as a result of asbestos-related lung cancer, you could be eligible to claim as a ‘dependent’ to account for their loss of income.
How much will it cost to bring a claim?
True Solicitors handle all industrial disease claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there are no upfront costs to pay.
We offer a free initial, no obligation assessment of your case. Contact us on 0344 854 7000 or submit your details via our online enquiry form and we’ll call you back.