Asbestos-related disease claims are often more complex than other types of claims and need specialist legal expertise. As a Unite member, you’re entitled to expert legal support through Unite Legal Services.
We have dedicated solicitors who deal with a variety of asbestos-related diseases including asbestosis, pleural thickening, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
- Asbestos-related conditions vary in terms of severity and our team will make sure you get the best legal backing and access to medical experts to help with your immediate and long-term care needs.
- Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases can take decades to appear and may include shortness of breath, chest tightness, persistent coughing and weight loss.
- Exposure to hazardous substances and materials that cause asbestos-related illnesses may have occurred a long time ago, and expert evidence may be required to prove a link between your illness and your employer.
- Our team has close working links with asbestos victim support groups who provide vital support to members and their families.
Asbestos use was common between the 1950s and late 1990s, particularly in the construction, manufacturing and shipbuilding sectors.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, our solicitors will fight hard to get the compensation you deserve. Contact Unite Legal Services first to pursue a claim and you will always keep 100% of your damages.
Unite maintains a register of all members who believe that they have been exposed to asbestos at work. This database allows Unite to trace witnesses who may be able to support legal claims for other members who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. To add your details to the register please complete our Asbestos Questionnaire.
Asbestos and industrial disease cases are often more complex than other types of personal injury claims and need specialist legal expertise. Exposure to the hazardous substances and materials that caused an illness may have occurred a long time ago, and expert evidence may be required to prove a link between your illness and your employer.
The timeframe for starting an asbestos or industrial disease claim is three years from the date of diagnosis, or the date at which you could have reasonably known that your condition was caused by exposure to an unsafe working environment. It does not matter how long ago you were exposed to asbestos, excessive vibration or high levels of noise – if you received your diagnosis in the last three years, you are still entitled to claim. Even if your employer no longer exists Unite Legal Services can still help.
Unlike many high street solicitors and the claims companies you see advertised on TV, our experienced solicitors will work with you to understand your individual circumstances and build a picture of your working conditions and employment history to gather evidence to support a claim for compensation.
As a Unite member making a claim through Unite Legal Services, you are guaranteed to keep 100% of your compensation however complex your claim.