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Asbestos Claims – Corries Seven Practical Points to help you and your family

Asbestos Claims are stressful for a victim and their family. If you are a victim or family member there are a number of practical measures you may want to think about:

Practical Points

  1. Writing a will. Only 24% of the population leave a will. Many people assume that if they have modest income, savings or assets that they do not need a will. Corries do not have a will writing department but we  recommend everyone has a will written out. The Law Society may be able to recommend someone – they can be found at


  1. Sorting out funeral arrangements – as morbid as it may seem it is sensible to consider what arrangements you want in place. You may consider pre purchasing a funeral plan to protect your family against the expense of your funeral in the future.
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Tackling things to do one at a time is a good idea
  1. Power of attorney – you may find it helpful to have a family member or trusted friend to look after your affairs now or in the future. This link above may be helpful if you are thinking about such measures.


  1. Trusts – we can recommend putting any settlement monies into a trust. This will help ring fence the monies for benefits and other purposes. The following link may be helpful:


  1. Insurances – if you have any car, life or income protection policies then you will need to inform them of your condition. You will need to contact the insurer to see if this affects your cover or premium.
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Asbestos Claims may affect your insurance cover
  1. Informing your doctor. Your doctor should know about your asbestos disease. We can provide copies of any medical evidence we gather for you to provide to your G.P.


  1. Financial advice – we would recommend you take independent financial advice about your options after settling your claim.


No one wants to talk about the stark matters which arise when you are ill. We hope that this gives you some comfort and guidance.

Have you have been affected by asbestos in the last three years. if you think you might have a claim then call us no on Freephone 0800 083 7839.

Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”


£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”


£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”


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