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Legal claims relating to asbestos related diseases can be particularly complex, due to the often long-term relationships a claimant might have with an employer or bodies responsible for the asbestos exposed buildings in question. It is really important that you don’t let such relationships and feelings of apprehension put you off making a claim. All companies have an obligation to have specialist insurance policies in place because the terrible impact of these diseases is known.
At AmicusLaw we aim to make the process of making a claim as easy as possible with fees that are transparent from start to finish.
All enquiries and initial research is free of charge whilst we see if you do have an entitlement to a claim and figure out which claim(s) are most suited to you. If you do have a viable civil insurance claim, then our funding is on a no win no fee basis.
We do not deduct anything from our clients compensation payments for success fees and our clients keep the full amount of any compensation recovered on their behalf with no deductions.
Our fees are paid on a standard hourly at the conclusion of your claim, by the insurance company who are paying you your compensation. If we do not recover any compensation for you, then our legal fees are written off and you are not charged for anything whatsoever. In mesothelioma Scheme claims, the Scheme has set a fixed fee of a maximum £7,000 and this includes VAT, and this is paid by you, out of your pay out and once you have received this. Some clients just have the Government State Benefit claims or claims through the Veteran’s Agency and these are done on your behalf, on a pro bono (free of charge) basis by our trained Macmillan staff. We provide local Citizen’s Advice agencies with a whole range of pro bono advice relating to asbestos.
Tarrifs for Asbestos Related Claims
- This is available during lifetime or a spouse/partner of more than 2 years living together, can apply within 3 years of losing a loved one
- It is not an automatic pay out and is available as a last resort, if your past employers did not take out any Employer’s Liability insurance cover. This was often not taken out as this insurance was not compulsory for employers until after 1972 and even then it was not strictly enforced.
- We will look at all of your employment history as sometimes people were exposed to asbestos at more than one place of work.
- Government Lump Sum Payment Awards are set out below for a diagnosis of Mesothelioma (there are lower lump sums for other asbestos conditions, (see above) or for fatal claims from family members where their loved one did not claim these benefits during lifetime).
- You do not need to worry about details of your past asbestos exposures and a diagnosis of mesothelioma from a biopsy or clinical diagnosis is all that is required. Always apply as soon as possible after receiving a diagnosis to ensure that you receive the full amount.
- Any future compensation from a successful civil insurance claim or claim through the mesothelioma payment scheme, will have this lump sum payment deducted from your compensation and repaid to the DWP. Other state benefit payments you receive in relation to your asbestos condition can also be subject to this deduction and we can advise you on this at the beginning of your claim and once state benefits have all been obtained.
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