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Is there a time limit for making an asbestos claim?

Is there a time limit for making a claim for Asbestos?

This is a question that concerns many people. Most asbestos exposures occurred many years ago, most usually in the 1960’s ’70s or early ’80s. However, you may not become ill as a result of the exposure until 30 – 45 years later. You can only make a claim once you have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness.   

You must make a claim within three years of being diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. This would often be once the doctor had confirmed that you had an illness and in his opinion, it is related to asbestos.

My husband has died of asbestos-related cancer can I make a claim?

If a loved one has passed away, we can still make a claim up to three years from the date of the diagnosis. This claim is made on behalf of the estate of the deceased, which is often a spouse and sometimes children. 

Sometimes a family suspects that their loved one has died of asbestos-related cancer, but this cannot be confirmed. In these cases, the family can ask for a post-mortem to be carried out. This should confirm whether your loved one has died from asbestos exposure.  In these cases, we can bring a claim up to 3 years from the date of this evidence confirming asbestos cancer. 


How much will it cost to bring an asbestos claim as a widow?

We have been experts in Asbestos cancer claims for over 25 years. Corries have taken on many cases on behalf of widows or the estate's family. We take on all asbestos claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. That means if we do not recover anything you will not have to pay anything.  Call Corries on 0800 083 7839 or contact us online.   


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Gloria Langton, Thirsk.

“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."

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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Kevin Ashton, Huntington.

“Thank you for the cheque for £19,000 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 in which you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitor's job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

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“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.”

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"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."

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

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"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"

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