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Once seen as a wonder building material, we now know asbestos is incredibly harmful, and working close to asbestos without the right protection can lead to life-shortening illnesses like mesothelioma.
What is Mesothelioma?
Usually linked to exposure to asbestos fibres, mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining that covers the outer surface of some of the body’s organs. More than 2,600 people are diagnosed with the condition each year in the UK; most cases occur in people aged 60 to 80, and men are affected more commonly than women.
Unfortunately, it’s rarely possible to cure mesothelioma, although treatment can help control the symptoms. If you or one of your family has started to show symptoms, then you may be able to claim mesothelioma compensation.
What is a Mesothelioma Related Illness Claim?
You may be able to claim mesothelioma compensation if you believe your employer failed in their duty of care. For example, if they let you work without the correct safety equipment, or they did not inform you when you were working with asbestos.
What are the different kinds of Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma mainly affects the lining of the lungs. This is known as pleural mesothelioma. However, it can also affect the lining of the stomach (known as peritoneal mesothelioma), heart, or testicles.
The symptoms of mesothelioma tend to develop gradually over time. They typically don’t appear until several decades after exposure to asbestos.
Symptoms of mesothelioma in the lining of the lungs include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating, particularly at night
- A persistent cough
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Swollen fingertips
Symptoms of mesothelioma in the lining of the stomach include:
- Stomach pain
- Feeling or being sick
- Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
Making Mesothelioma Compensation Claims
Because symptoms can take years to show, some victims are not aware that they can make mesothelioma claims or may think it is too late. If you’re uncertain, get in touch with our team of expert mesothelioma solicitors to help clarify your situation.
We work with a group of select legal firms who specialise in the law surrounding mesothelioma claims. Whether you are claiming for yourself or a loved one (i.e. claiming mesothelioma compensation after death), our mesothelioma solicitors with gather the evidence to prove the illness could have been avoided if the right precautions were taken. Millions of British workers were exposed to asbestos up to the early 1980s, and while many employers were aware of the risks associated with it, they did not educate or protect their staff. This led to tragic consequences for staff and their families.
We appreciate that are clients may be unwilling or unable to pay legal fees. The solicitors that we work with operate on a no win no fee basis which removes the financial risk associated with claiming compensation.
Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.
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Am I eligible?
You may be eligible to claim mesothelioma compensation if you have developed symptoms in the last three years due to someone else’s negligence.
Exceptions to this are industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every case is different, there's no mesothelioma compensation calculator. Factors that contribute the final figure include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of the average compensation payout for mesothelioma for your symptoms.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a claim it’s important to know what to expect of the mesothelioma compensation scheme. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more