Exposure in the UK or USA

If the exposure to asbestos occurred in another country, such as the UK or the USA, it may be possible to make a claim in that jurisdiction.

Exposure in the UK

Migration to Canada from other parts of the Commonwealth (England, Scotland, Ireland) in the 1960s and 1970s was very high, and many people diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed in their early working lives in these countries.


There are entitlements to compensation in the UK that can be accessed by people living in Canada, regardless of whether they also had some exposure to asbestos in Canada. There is “no fault” compensation available whereby the government pays compensation to all people diagnosed with mesothelioma as a recognized industrial disease.


Further, civil claims through the court system are also available and compensation can be awarded for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical expenses, home help, funeral costs and loss of dependency by the spouse and other family members.

Exposure in the USA

Many people diagnosed with mesothelioma in Canada were exposed to asbestos in another country. For example, a lot of Canadians have at times worked "across the border" in the USA, which may allow them to make claims in the US court system even if they have also had some exposure in Canada  


If you have been exposed in the USA, or worked in the USA, it is vital to obtain advice as to your ability to bring a claim for any exposure that may have occurred during that period as compensation in the US court system can be significant.

Exposure in another country

If the exposure to asbestos occurred in another country then you should get advice about your rights before you file a claim for workers compensation benefits.

We work with a team of lawyers in the UK, Australia and USA to assist people to make claims for compensation related to Asbestos exposure.

These law firms all act on a “No Win No Fee” basis so that there are no costs or charges involved if a claim does not succeed.

Time limits may apply to these claims so it is important to obtain advice as soon as possible.

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