Asbestos disease claims
The number of people being diagnosed with asbestos disease continues to rise, despite the dangers of asbestos having been well documented for over 100 years. This is down to the failure of generations of employers to look after the safety of their workers and families.
We work closely with Scottish charities Asbestos Action and Clydebank Asbestos Group who provide invaluable support to individuals with asbestos related illnesses. We are passionate about providing redress for victims of asbestos exposure.
Contact our legal advice helpline on 0141 352 6215 and find out if you can make a claim for compensation.
Your asbestos disease claim matters to Digby Brown
You are entitled to make a claim for asbestos related disease if you were exposed to asbestos at work. You can also claim if you were exposed through other means such as washing a family member’s work clothing.
This is how Mary Campbell contracted mesothelioma. She was washing her ex-husbands work clothes by hand which were covered in asbestos dust. Our expert asbestos disease solicitors helped her achieve rightful compensation in her lifetime.
We have an extensive database of companies and insurers and vast experience in tracing dissolved companies and restoring them on behalf of our clients to establish liability for asbestos exposure.
Recovering more compensation for asbestos disease victims
At Digby Brown, we are able to recover more compensation for asbestos disease victims and their families.
Our team recently won a landmark court decision achieving over double the amount of compensation for asbestos related disease, pleural plaques, by challenging the agreed framework which set the level of compensation a person was entitled to.
Our asbestos disease solicitors will value your case based on your individual circumstances, not on a predetermined set formula or framework.
No financial risk to you
The financial risk of pursuing a claim is borne entirely by the firm with no risk to you through our no win no fee funding model, Compensate. This allows our solicitors to use the best medical experts and take your case to court to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
No win no fee personal injury solicitors
The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses.
A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful.
In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.
Compensate 'no win no fee' funding
Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.
If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing.
On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer
Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.
In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.
Beware of compensation offers which may be too good
We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.
- How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
- If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
- Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
- If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
- It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
- These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.
We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value.
Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.
Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown
Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.
Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.
Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors
For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.
Expert solicitors will guide you through the claims process
We understand that when someone is told that they have an asbestos-related disease, that it can be an anxious and traumatic time for them and their family.
Our experience and expertise in asbestos litigation allows us to guide victims and their relatives through the compensation process.
We offer one-to-one contact with qualified asbestos disease solicitors, answering any questions you may have and updating you throughout the case.
Claims for asbestos disease – when can you make a claim?
In Scotland, the three year period for an asbestos related disease claim will start from the date a person should have been aware that their asbestos disease symptoms were related to their employment.
The three year period may well start prior to any medical diagnosis by a doctor.
If you are diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Contact our asbestos compensation solicitors today
We are experts in asbestos disease claims, with proven experience in getting people the compensation they are entitled to.
If you are one of the many people exposed to asbestos, call us or fill in our short enquiry form, because you and your family matter to Digby Brown.
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