Many people are aware that you only have so long after an accident in which to bring a claim for personal injury compensation arising from that event. In most cases, there is a period of three years from the date of the accident, in which to start a claim e.g., a car accident, an accident at work or a slip or trip accident.

If you decide to make an asbestos disease claims, it is possible to start a compensation claim as long as you do so within three years. The three year period, though, will usually start on the day that you get a diagnosis of asbestos disease from a medical professional.

There are cases were people who have been exposed to asbestos become aware that the symptoms they have started to suffer from, are connected to the asbestos exposure they were subjected to.

In such cases, the three year period for bringing a claim may start before they receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening.