Help For Families

Help for families with an asbestos claim

Helping families affected by asbestos disease is important to us. Has a family member been diagnosed with an asbestos illness?

Family members often find it difficult to help victims of Asbestos disease. We are here to help. We are regularly contacted by family members whose father or husband has been diagnosed with Asbestos disease. A victim is often too poorly to deal with the situation.

It is possible for a claim to be conducted with the victims permission through a family member to make things move quicker and to reduce any stress and worry the victim may have.

We will be able to advise you or your family about compensation and any state benefits that are available.

Our firm has specialist Solicitors with many years of experience of helping victims and their families. We will be able to answer any questions and guide you through this difficult time.

We have a firm policy to visit you when you feel ready.

Our Solicitors are experts with a proven track record in claims for Asbestos compensation.

We can help you with claims for benefits and put you in touch with support groups who may be able to help you.

Has a family member died of an Asbestos Disease?

If a member of your family has died due to Asbestos disease in the last three years we may be able to help.

Many families do not address the issue of compensation during an Asbestos victims lifetime. It is only after the death of a loved one that family members feel able to address the issue of compensation.

We regularly make such successful claims after someone has died.

Our specialist Solicitors will arrange to go through the claim with you, the evidence that can be produced and the likely prospects of success.

The Solicitor will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Our firms policy is to visit families to try and reduce the stress at this difficult time.

We frequently attend Inquests following Asbestos related deaths. We understand that this experience is traumatic to the families. Corries know the importance of having a family represented at any Inquest.

Our lawyers can assist the family even after death in looking in to various benefit claims.

We can advise on Support Groups in your area.

I have Asbestos Disease but never worked in it

Many people with Asbestos disease may have got it from other family members.

It is all too common for wives and children of Asbestos exposed individuals to develop Asbestos disease.

A claim for a family member against a former employer of the worker can be very difficult. Cases are usually fought vigorously by Defendants.

Our team of specialist Solicitors have particular expertise in dealing with such cases. We will arrange a home visit to go through the worker and victims life and work history to properly establish if there is a claim.

We will attend on Inquests or assist with any benefits claims and put you in touch with Support Groups to help you through this difficult time.

Support Groups & Organisations

We have put together a list of asbestos support organisations that help both victims and relatives of asbestos disease.

Asbestos support is important for victims and their families. We are keen to help Asbestos Victims and their families and provide support.

If you require help that Solicitors cannot give then other instituions may be able to help you.
asbestos support.  See below to find out more.

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Client Reviews


£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

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.”

£55,000 - Asbestos Claim

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 - Road Accident Claim

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.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

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.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

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

£9,000 - Work Accident Claim

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.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ben Roalfe.

“I would like to express my gratitude to you personally and also your team and company for achieving such brilliant results on my behalf.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ian Lawson.

“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

Asbestos Claim

Sue & Roy.

"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

Pension Claim


"Thanks again for all your efforts and I am sure you will realise from my reaction how happy my family are with this fantastic outcome. Your service has been fantastic from start to finish"

Silicosis Claim


"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given my case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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