Asbestos Compensation Claims | Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Our expert asbestos-related disease lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

What Damage Can Asbestos Cause?

Being exposed to asbestos can cause a range of illnesses, some of which can be extremely serious. Very often, people who have been exposed to asbestos are unaware of the damage that has been done to their bodies until they start experiencing worrying symptoms many years later.

What Should I Do If I Am Diagnosed With An Asbestos-Related Illness?

If you are told that you’re suffering from an asbestos-related illness, including mesothelioma, you will want the best possible medical care and we firmly believe that you should receive it.

Amidst the worry and fear caused by your illness, it may be hard to think about where you might have been exposed to asbestos, particularly if it has been many years since you could have been in contact with the substance. However, that doesn't mean that you couldn't claim compensation.

Can I Claim Compensation For Asbestos Exposure?

Even if it has been many years since you worked in a job that could have exposed you to asbestos, and even if you are unsure of exactly when you came into contact with it, we can still help and will investigate your claim fully. We will seek to establish the cause of your asbestos-related illness, if you are unsure of how you came to be exposed, and we will fight fearlessly to achieve the best possible level of asbestos compensation for you. 

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Experienced Asbestos Claims Solicitors

“John and I would like to thank you for your help and guidance over the last year. You made what could have been a most difficult period far easier. Your expertise, initially setting up John's pensions and then negotiating his final settlement has been invaluable to both of us.” Janice, Hull
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Having represented clients with asbestos related disease for over 25 years, we have a team of highly qualified and experienced personal injury solicitors who specialise in asbestos compensation claims. We recognise that, if you’re suffering from an asbestos-related illness including mesothelioma, you have enough to worry about without needing to chase us for progress on your case, which is why we take great care to make sure you are kept up to date.

Our specialist solicitors have helped a great number of clients to successfully claim compensation for asbestos-related illnesses after they were exposed to the hazardous substance through their work. We have also helped people who have been exposed to asbestos simply by living close to asbestos factories or who washed the work clothes of a loved one who worked with asbestos. We were successful in bringing the first environmental exposure case, a client who played near an asbestos factory as a child, and the first hospital exposure for a consultant surgeon.

For more information on our expertise regarding asbestos-related disease, please visit our mesothelioma claims page.

Featured Client Story: Mesothelioma

Malcolm developed mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos at work in the 1950s and 60s. Our expert lawyers helped Malcolm to make a successful compensation claim. In this video, Malcolm talks about his working conditions and also about how he continued to enjoy cycling, even after his mesothelioma diagnosis.

Sadly Malcolm recently lost his battle with mesothelioma. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Call Us For A Free Consultation

It is important to seek advice as soon as you can when you have received a diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness, so call our dedicated asbestos disease solicitors today on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.


Legal 500

"Irwin Mitchell is seen as 'premier league' in asbestos-related disease and allied respiratory illnesses.”

Legal 500 2013

Chambers 2016 

"They were very professional, very understanding and sympathetic. I would recommend them without a doubt and with no hesitation."

Chambers & Partners 2016

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Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims

  • Asbestosis Claims
    If you are suffering from asbestosis, Irwin Mitchell can help you to make an industrial illness claim. We have a team of specialist asbestos related illness claim solicitors so call today for a free consultation.
  • Lung Cancer Claims
    If you have been exposed to asbestos in your workplace and have developed lung cancer, you may be able to make a lung cancer claim against your employer.
  • Mesothelioma Compensation Claims
    The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which usually happens in the workplace. Employers have a duty to protect workers from hazardous substances and, if you develop an asbestos-related disease as a result of exposure at work, such as mesothelioma, you may have a claim for compensation.
  • Pleural Thickening Claims
    If you’re suffering from pleural thickening as a result of inhaling asbestos fibres at work, in unprotected conditions, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employers.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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