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1 For your life Asbestos and you Expert advice Dedicated support Home visits Lawyers ahead of the curve

2 Asbestos facts Millions of tonnes of asbestos were imported into the UK between the 1930s and 1970s. It was used extensively in building and industry. Although it was known to be hazardous before World War II it continued to be used for decades. Most of the asbestos imported is still present in schools, factories, shops and homes. The UK has one of the highest incidences of asbestos related diseases in the world. The rate of diagnosis of asbestos related illnesses continues to rise. Asbestos is still affecting many people decades after they were exposed to it. It is possible to be affected even if you have never worked with asbestos yourself. If you are worried, you should seek expert help immediately.

3 Asbestos related illnesses Most people exposed to asbestos will never suffer any adverse effects. For some, however, their body reacts to the asbestos and they may develop: Mesothelioma An aggressive asbestos related cancer of the lungs, abdomen or even testicles. Mesothelioma can affect workers, family members and people who came into contact with asbestos in the environment, e.g. at school. Lung cancer The risks of lung cancer increase for those exposed to high levels of asbestos over a prolonged period. The disease is rarely linked to asbestos by doctors, so expert advice is needed. Asbestosis Fibrosis of the lungs causing breathlessness in those exposed to high levels of asbestos over prolonged periods. Pleural thickening Widespread areas of thickening in the lungs which can cause breathlessness. Pleural plaques Areas of scarring on the lungs. Almost always asymptomatic.

4 How Withy King can help Having an expert solicitor with a thorough understanding of your condition and your claim is essential. Our Industrial Diseases team has a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for our clients, fast. For mesothelioma claim cases, we offer: Expert legal advice Over 95% success rate for mesothelioma claims. Typical compensation amounts for mesothelioma exceed 100k. Cases often settled within 3-6 months. High rate of success on cases when other lawyers have given up. Expertise in cases brought out of time : do speak to us even if you knew about the illness more than 3 years ago. We may still be able to help you. Early payments from the defendants to fund care and any other needs. Available to answer your queries outside standard office hours. Help with benefits, including Lump sum payment in 5-6 weeks Weekly disability payments Applications to the governments mesothelioma fund of last resort

5 Contact us Helen Childs Partner, Industrial Diseases team T: M E: ASSOCIATION OF PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist What our clients say You were so kind and supportive during our claim, we were lucky to have you fighting for us. Thank you for your support with my case. My family and I are very pleased with the outcome, particularly as our first lawyer had given up. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I know this has not been an easy case, and we came very close to not recovering anything, but your sheer hard work and determination paid off. Thank you for everything. Now I know my wife s future is secure.

6 Withy King is proud to support Mesothelioma UK Useful links Mesothelioma UK Macmillan Cancer Support Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit benefits-and-services/industrial-injuriesdisablement Lump sum payments compensation-recovery-unit/2008- diffuse-mesothelioma Contact us Helen Childs Partner, Industrial Diseases team T: M E:

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