Our expert mesothelioma lawyers will handle your claim at no cost to you* and in the vast majority of cases you will receive 100% of your compensation**.
Compensation Claims For Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you will find that it has a huge effect on your life and the lives of those close to you.
- Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that most commonly affects the lining of the lung (pleura);
- It can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and the heart (pericardium);
- The disease can take between 20 – 50 years to develop following the first exposure;
- The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
“I immediately felt that these were people who are competent, had experience in the issue, which is quite sensitive and can be upsetting. They asked the right questions, I felt at ease, I felt able to discuss it and say what I needed to say.” Peter, London
We have helped many clients with mesothelioma compensation claims after a diagnosis of the asbestos-related disease, so we are very familiar with the symptoms you will be experiencing and the issues that you and your loved ones will be facing. We also understand all the legal ramifications for someone with this debilitating disease and how we can help you access much-needed compensation.
In most cases, people develop mesothelioma through being exposed to asbestos at work. Employers should protect workers from coming into contact with hazardous substances; if they have not done so in your case and you are suffering as a result then you can apply for compensation. Even if you no longer work for that employer, or the company no longer exists, you may still be able to claim.
We believe every client has the right to seek proper compensation to help them access the best possible specialised medical treatment, as well as to make life a little easier in these very difficult circumstances.
We are also very mindful of the fact that it is hard enough to come to terms with having this disease without also having to go through any stress related to finding good quality, expert legal advice. Our team of highly specialised personal injury lawyers, who deal with asbestos-related diseases every day, will deliver legal advice sensitively and in plain language so that you know what to expect over the course of your claim.
What Irwin Mitchell Does To Help Sufferers
Seeing the effects of the disease first hand has led us to be at the forefront of the campaign for research to improve the quality of treatment available to mesothelioma victims. We have:
- Given active support for the establishment of a National Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases. It is proposed that the Centre would create a much needed network for existing and new research groups around the UK and Ireland, to allow them to work closely together as a virtual centre.
- Supported research into the condition through fund raising work with, and providing administrative support to, the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund.
- Campaigned alongside the Forum of Asbestos Victim Support Groups – UK and the medical profession for new and improved treatments to be made available on the NHS.
But for now, for you, we will fight fearlessly to achieve the best possible outcome in your claim for compensation. Our mesothelioma lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in handling this kind of claim and will put your needs and best interests at the forefront of everything they will do.
Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers. They operate in very specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in mesothelioma claims.
Adrian Budgen from our asbestos-related disease team talks about how we help our clients to access interim compensation payments and support.
Video Case Study
Roger developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at work back in 1974. Our specialist asbestos solicitors helped Roger and the compensation awarded allowed him to be secure in the knowledge that there was provision for his wife.
Talk To Us Today About Making A Mesothelioma Claim
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to talk about making a claim, contact us today for free initial advice.
“The team earns plaudits for its representation of mesothelioma victims and their families in asbestos-related litigation”
Chambers & Partners 2012
The above information relates to the law and procedures in England and Wales.
*Subject to entering a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement with us and complying with its terms.
** Does not apply to group actions, criminal injuries or accidents and illnesses outside England and Wales and is subject to compliance with the terms of your funding arrangements.
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.