Asbestos Claims Solicitors in Belfast & Northern Ireland
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease such as asbestosis, mesothelioma or pleural plaques due and have previously worked around asbestos, you need a solicitor with expert knowledge and experience.
The dedicated asbestos claims solicitors at McCartan Turkington Breen could help get you the compensation you deserve. We offer free and no commitment initial consultations. Contact us today to book yours.
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Asbestos claims & compensation, Belfast & Northern Ireland
Our Belfast-based industrial disease claims department is so well regarded, that it is currently ranked in the top band in the prestigious Chambers Guide. At McCartan Turkington Breen, we have helped many across Northern Ireland claim following a diagnosis of an asbestos related illness.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals used in various industries due to their resistance to heat and corrosion. However, asbestos is dangerous when its fibres are released into the air and inhaled, leading to serious health problems.
Health risks of asbestos exposure include:
- Mesothelioma: A rare cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or abdomen, strongly linked to asbestos exposure.
- Asbestosis: A chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibres, leading to lung scarring and breathing difficulties.
- Pleural Disorders: Including thickening and plaques, these conditions can impair lung function and potentially increase the risk of lung cancer.
Your legal rights following asbestos exposure that resulted in an industrial disease
In Northern Ireland, individuals who have developed health issues due to asbestos exposure in their workplace may be entitled to claim compensation. This applies especially if you can pinpoint how and where the exposure occurred.
The Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 obligates your employer to take all reasonable steps towards protecting you from contracting an industrial disease. If they fail to meet this obligation, you might be owed compensation.
Navigating the solicitor-led asbestos claims process
Our legal team, specialising in asbestos-related claims, provides comprehensive support to victims. We understand the nuances of these cases, from identifying the source of exposure to overcoming challenges like historical exposure and tracking down responsible parties.
Our asbestos claims solicitors will work tirelessly to get you:
- The highest level of compensation for your pain and suffering possible.
- Help with rehabilitation and other treatment.
- Assistive technologies.
- Any other special damages that are appropriate in the context of your case.
The asbestos claims process in Northern Ireland
Our process takes the stress out of your claim. We will keep you up to date every step of the way. The process differs from case to case, but you can rest assured that your solicitor will ensure each step is towards your pursuit of justice.
Speak with a Belfast-based asbestos claims expert
If you or a loved one is dealing with an asbestos-related disease, we’re here to help. Contact Us for a free initial consultation. We’re committed to guiding you through the legal process with empathy and expertise, focusing on achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
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