Novum Law’s specialist team of asbestos lawyers have recently settled several asbestos compensation claims for UK nationals living overseas.
In one recent case, Novum Law secured a six-figure settlement for the widow of a former boiler house worker now living in New Zealand.
Another recent case involved a widow living in Australia who, with Novum Law’s expert help, successfully made an asbestos compensation claim after the death of her husband, who worked as a roofer from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma.
Making an asbestos claim if you live abroad
Novum Law often helps people who have moved away and live abroad after being exposed to asbestos while working in the UK when they were younger.
Our asbestos team has supported many clients who have been diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer and pleural thickening and have moved or retired to countries such as Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
It does not matter where you live in the world, if you were negligently exposed to asbestos in England or Wales, your legal rights have not changed.
Novum Law can help you make a claim for compensation on a “No Win No Fee” basis as long as you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition within the last 3 years.
If a family member has sadly died from asbestos disease, you have 3 years from the date of their death or 3 years from the date you discovered their illness was due to asbestos exposure, to make an asbestos compensation claim.
Senior Litigation Executive Alan Jolliffe from our Southampton team who has been helping expats to make claims says:
“It’s important to raise awareness that asbestos compensation is available for people living abroad who were exposed to asbestos while they were based in the UK, even if that asbestos exposure happened many years ago.
“Unfortunately, many people mistakenly think that because ex-pats no longer live in the UK, they are not allowed to make an asbestos compensation claim through the British legal system. This is in fact, not the case and if you or your partner is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and you were exposed to asbestos while living in England or Wales, you may be entitled to make a claim through the courts. In certain cases, we may be able to assist where exposure has occurred abroad by a UK registered company.
“We can also help you claim certain benefits you or your partner are entitled to after an asbestos disease diagnosis. This is possible even if we can’t pursue a claim for you, we can recover the benefits you are owed.
“My advice would be to get in touch with us and we can talk you through the compensation process. Fortunately, it’s easy to get in touch wherever you live in the world, either over the phone, online or via email, and we are always flexible when it comes to arranging a convenient time for a no-obligation chat, no matter the time difference.”
Contact Novum Law asbestos lawyers today
If you are living abroad and you or your partner has been diagnosed with an asbestos disease, contact our specialist team today and ask about making a compensation claim.
You can call us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch.