If you or a family member used to work in a shipyard and have been diagnosed with a serious asbestos disease, you could be able to make a claim for asbestos compensation and access state benefits.
The money you receive from a successful compensation claim and any benefits you are entitled to can help you and your family when you are struggling with the physical, emotional and financial impact of your asbestos diagnosis.
Compensation and benefits for shipbuilders
Former shipyard workers are particularly prone to serious asbestos diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and pleural thickening.
Novum Law has a dedicated team of asbestos lawyers with years of experience helping former shipyard workers and dockyard workers get the compensation they deserve and access the state benefits they are entitled to.
There is a wide range of benefits available for shipbuilders suffering from asbestos disease, including Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB), Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance (PIP) and Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. You can learn more about the benefits available here and watch a short video.
Specialist asbestos disease solicitor Alison Sayers from our Southampton team has helped many people who previously worked on ships get compensation decades after they were exposed to asbestos.
In her latest video, Alison urges ex-shipyard and ship workers to get expert legal advice about making an asbestos compensation claim as soon as possible. She also explains how compensation can help pay for things you may not have thought about, such as adaptations to your home, private medical treatment and even help with your gardening.
Contact our specialist asbestos lawyers
If you or a loved one has worked in a shipyard and been diagnosed with asbestos disease, Novum Law can help you make a No Win No Fee compensation claim. Call us on 0800 884 0777 for a free initial chat. You can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our short enquiry form.
We also offer a free benefits advice service, so if you’d like to know more about the state benefits available to you and how to apply for them, get in touch with our friendly team today.