Asbestos Claims in Northern Ireland
Our solicitors are injury experts with a wealth of knowledge dealing with asbestos claims in Northern Ireland. We understand the devastating impact of these injuries can have, and we’re here to help you get the support you need.
Contact us for a free consultation with a qualified solicitor on seeking compensation for an asbestos related disease today.
Asbestos Solicitors in Belfast & Northern Ireland
Our asbestos solicitors provide legal representation to people across Northern Ireland who have suffered as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos. We make sure to take the stress out of the claims process and ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
We represent those affected by exposure to asbestos, regardless of how minor or severe the associated disease is. If you’ve been affected, your first step is to get in touch with Paschal O’Hare Solicitors.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a material that was used in many different buildings in Northern Ireland bewteen the 1930s and the 1980s. It was initially seen as a wonder material that offered heat and chemical resistance, and fireproofing. For this reason, it was commonly used in insulation, flooring and roofing.
It was discovered after many years that asbestos had serious detrimental effects. When a product containing asbestos is disturbed, it releases small asbestos fibres into the air. If someone breathed them in, asbestos would impact the lungs and could create scarring and inflammation. It is also classed as a carcinogen, meaning that it’s a substance capable of causing cancer.
What are asbestos-related diseases?
Asbestos exposure has unfortunately been linked to many different types of conditions, including:
- Pleural plaques
- Pleural thickening
If you have worked with asbestos at any point, it is important to you speak with a medical professional. It may take many years for symptoms to develop, and it is important that you receive the attention that you deserve.
Asbestos exposure at work in Belfast & Northern Ireland
Many people may have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace as a result of its popularity through the 20th century. The following professions are particularly in danger as a result of their proximity to the substance:
- Construction workers
- Industrial workers
- Shipyard workers
- Boiler Workers
Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list as asbestos if found in many items across many areas. We have helped countless people across Northern Ireland in many industries and our solicitors will work tirelessly to secure maximum compensation for you as well.
Receive the asbestos compensation you deserve
If you suffered from an injury as a result of asbestos exposure, we are here to help get you the asbestos compensation you are owed. These cases can be complex so our experts that will guide you through the asbestos compensation process. We can even help even if the company you worked for is no longer in business.
We will make sure you see medical specialists that will determine how asbestos impacted you, and we’ll ensure you receive the treatment you need. Many people across Northern Ireland have placed their trust in us, and we’ve delivered the results they deserve.
Making an asbestos claim in Northern Ireland
Asbestos cases are often complex so you should only trust a solicitor that has the knowledge and experience necessary for your claim to successed. Our solicitors have been helping people across Northern Ireland make asbestos claims for many decades. We understand the complex nature of injuries and their impact on people and their familties. We are here to listen and guide you through the personal injury claims process from start to finish.
If you or someone you know is suffering as a result of asbestos exposure, irrespective of whether it happened many years ago, contact our trusted solicitors today on 0800 020 9311 or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus. We’re ready to help.
“We are here to make sure that our clients across Northern Ireland get the representation they deserve.”
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Asbestos Claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland FAQs
The length of time it takes to process an asbestos claim in Northern Ireland varies depending on the circumstances of the case. However, it is not uncommon for these claims to take several years to be resolved.
It may still be possible to seek compensation through insurance policies or other channels even if the company that caused the asbestos exposure is no longer in operation. Our injury solicitor will be able to provide you and explain all relevant options available to you.
You will need to gather evidence that proves asbestos exposure in order to support your asbestos compensation claim. This may include medical records, employment history, witness testimonies, and other supporting documentation.
Yes, it’s possible to make an injury claim for asbestos exposure that occurred many years ago. This is because some asbestos-related illnesses can take decades to develop.
In most cases, it is possible to settle an asbestos compensation claim outside of court. However, if a settlement can’t be reached, our expert solicitors will be able to represent you in court.