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Welcome to Novum Law Southampton. Our team know just how difficult it can be if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. It goes without saying that it can be life-changing.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like asbestosis or mesothelioma, you will be left with irreversible damage to your physical health. You may also face stressful medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Depending on your condition and personal circumstances, an asbestos disease could leave you unable to work and dependent on specialist equipment, placing additional financial strain on you and your family.
Our expert asbestos solicitors in Southampton will work alongside you to help you get the answers and compensation you deserve. We understand that compensation will not undo the damage to your health, but it can support you in other ways. This includes giving you access to the best possible treatment and support, and financial security for your loved ones.
We are specialists in asbestos compensation claims, including asbestosis, pleural thickening, and mesothelioma claims. We understand just how devastating these illnesses can be and their impact on both you and your loved ones.
Our asbestos claims solicitors in Southampton have lots of experience working alongside many people just like you who have suffered from asbestos-related diseases. We can help you secure maximum compensation so you can access the best possible treatment and the support you deserve.
We can help you or your loved ones with No Win No Fee asbestos compensation claims such as:
- Mesothelioma compensation claims
- Asbestos-related lung cancer claims
- Asbestosis compensation claims
- Pleural thickening claims
- Women and mesothelioma
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
If you have tragically lost a loved one due to an asbestos-related illness, we can also help with the inquest into their death. Our inquest lawyers will guide you through the process from start to finish, providing clear, compassionate, and expert advice.
Book a FREE consultation with our asbestos solicitors in Southampton
Why choose Novum Law’s Southampton team?
At Novum Law, we take pride in the close relationships we build with all our clients. We combine a welcoming approach with expert legal advice and support.
Our asbestos compensation claims solicitors in Southampton understand what you are likely to be experiencing. We will provide a sensitive and caring service throughout your asbestos claim and beyond.
No matter what your asbestos claim involves, we will always take the time to listen to you and your situation carefully. Our goal is to keep the compensation claims process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
You can rest assured that we will never confuse the situation by using complicated legal jargon or leave you in the dark about the status of your case. Instead, we will carefully guide you through the asbestos compensation claims process from start to finish.
What our Southampton clients say about us:
“We would like to thank Novum Law for taking on my claim against my former employer, but a special thanks goes to Alan Jolliffe whose professionalism and friendliness guided us through the process and brought it to a more than successful conclusion. I thoroughly recommend Novum Law.”
“It is a huge relief to get justice for my husband. I can’t thank Novum Law enough for all the help, encouragement, and advice you have given me. Alan Jolliffe clearly explained every step of the asbestosis compensation process to us. Making a claim wasn’t as stressful as I thought it would be, and one year on, it’s such a relief that Alan and the team have won my case. I’m so happy with the outcome.”
“I have received an excellent level of service and was kept fully informed of all elements of the process with a very satisfactory outcome. My case was dealt with by Alison Sayers, who acted in a professional and compassionate manner with an excellent understanding of this asbestos-related disease, which resulted in a very successful claim.”
“We can’t thank Alison enough for her hard work and dedication to our case, especially being such a sensitive matter to our family. She was professional and understanding at the same time. Thank you.”
How can asbestos compensation help?
Bringing forward a compensation claim is an understandably daunting prospect, but our asbestos and mesothelioma solicitors in Southampton will be by your side to guide you through the entire process.
Your asbestos compensation may help with costs related to:
- Private medical treatment
- Private immunotherapy treatments (if needed in the future)
- Specialist therapy
- Counselling support
- Home adaptations
- Specialist equipment
- Care and household assistance
- Loss of earnings (including future loss of earnings) and pension for any time you and your partner have to take off work
- Travel expenses for hospital appointments
You may also be compensated for:
- Your pain and suffering
- ‘Loss of amenity’ (not being able to do everyday things you used to)
How do I make an asbestos compensation claim?
Book a free initial chat with our expert asbestos solicitors in Southampton
We can offer you a free initial chat with one of our asbestos and mesothelioma solicitors in Southampton to help you get the claims process started. This meeting will give you the chance to discuss your situation and the impact of having an asbestos-related disease on your life.
Following this, we can then advise you on whether you are likely to be able to make a successful asbestos compensation claim, and the level of compensation we can claim on your behalf. This is where we will have the opportunity to explain the claims process in more detail, and the next steps where appropriate.
Is there a time limit for making an asbestos compensation claim?
Yes, there are strict time limits for making asbestos claims. The general rule is that you have 3 years to make an asbestos compensation claim from the time that you were first aware that:
- You were suffering from an asbestos-related disease.
- Someone else (usually an employer) was to blame for your exposure to asbestos.
It does not matter when the asbestos exposure took place. In many cases, it can take several decades for asbestos-related illnesses to appear. The only important date is when you receive your official diagnosis.
In some circumstances, different time limits apply, which may give you longer to make a claim. For asbestos claims, a common exception is where the claim is being made on behalf of someone who has died. Where this is the case, their dependants or a representative of their estate will typically have 3 years from the date of death to bring a claim.
Time is often critical with asbestos-related diseases, so it is essential to contact our specialist team in Southampton as soon as possible for expert legal advice.
Will I have to go to court for my asbestos compensation claim?
Our asbestos solicitors in Southampton settle most asbestos-related disease claims outside of court. This approach allows you to get the maximum available compensation faster while also avoiding the stress of court proceedings.
In the rare times when court proceedings are needed to reach a positive resolution, our asbestos compensation solicitors can provide robust representation to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
I’m unhappy with my solicitor, can I transfer my asbestos claim to Novum Law?
Our team often hears from people who have started an asbestos claim with another firm and are not satisfied with their results. This could be because the claim is taking too long, they are not satisfied with the service provided, or they are not happy with the amount of compensation their lawyer has secured.
Our asbestos solicitors in Southampton will be more than happy to review your case and provide an independent second opinion. We have successfully taken over asbestos claims from other firms in the past and can often secure higher settlements and get compensation faster.
If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our page. Alternatively, please get in touch, and we will be happy to answer your query.
Book your free initial consultation with our asbestos solicitors in Southampton
If you believe that you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation, our asbestos solicitors in Southampton are here to lend their support and expertise.