New figures have shown that the number deaths caused by mesothelioma is still worryingly high across the UK.
Mesothelioma is a lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos. As such, it is often regarded as a disease that has largely died out and is no longer a major concern in the modern day. However, due to the presence of asbestos in buildings still used today, it is an issue that continues to rear its ugly head.
To illustrate the severity of the problem, mesothelioma contracted through past exposure to asbestos killed 2,538 in Great Britain in 2013, according to the latest HSE data released in the summer of 2015. And with these illnesses and deaths caused by asbestos exposure, there is also a large number of personal injury claims in courts up and down the country.
Employers and building managers can often find themselves subjected to personal injury claims if they are found to have exposed employees to the substance. The challenge then comes – for claimant and defendant alike – to establish exactly how much ought to be paid in compensation.
The forensic accounting experts at Frenkels Forensics are regularly called upon to assist with personal injury claims because they require very skilled assessments for a fair settlement to be reached. Frenkels Forensics can work with either side to make the necessary calculations and ensure the compensation being offered is an accurate representation of the damage caused by mesothelioma, including in fatal cases.
Experienced forensic accountants can help ensure a business only has to pay a fair amount of compensation and is not hit with inflated figures pertaining to healthcare costs, loss of earnings, lost pensions or reduced quality of life. In much the same way, Frenkels Forensics can help claimants in their quest for justice by making sure they receive every penny they deserve should they have suffered an injury that was not their fault.
For expert help in making or defending against a personal injury claim, contact Frenkels Forensics for an independent appraisal.
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By Vitek Frenkel – find me via Google+.