Mesothelioma compensation claims
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma by being exposed to asbestos dust, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
The Hugh James specialist mesothelioma solicitors are highly experienced in helping families and people affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses make successful claims.
We’re passionate about fighting for compensation and benefits for the families and people afflicted by asbestos mesothelioma.
- A no cost to you service
- Free initial consultation to discuss your case;
- Consultations via phone or in person at a location to suit you; and
- Research on your behalf to establish how you may have come in to contact with asbestos.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a cancerous tumour of the mesothelium, a lubricating lining or layer around some of the major organs in the body. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and usually occurs from poor working conditions.
Mesothelioma most commonly affects the pleura (the lining around the lung). It can also affect the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) and less commonly the pericardium (the lining around the heart) or around the tests. Asbestos exposure is by far the most common known cause of mesothelioma. The risk of mesothelioma increases with the amount of mesothelioma asbestos each person someone has been exposed to.
It commonly takes up to 40 years after initial exposure for mesothelioma symptoms to materialise. Shorter periods of around 20 years are less common but not unheard of. Periods of 10 years or less are very rare, primarily because the tumour is thought to begin to grow about 10 years before symptoms are first noticed.
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How much compensation will I receive for Mesothelioma claim?
This is personal to you and will depend upon the asbestos condition you suffer from. Many mesothelioma claims settle for sums between £100,000 and £400,000.
Our specialist team is experienced in ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Compensation will include an award for the pain and suffering caused by your illness. In addition compensation can also be claimed in respect of care needs, financial losses, medical care and treatment, which may include private treatment options not presently available on the NHS, such as immunotherapy.
How much will my Mesothelioma compensation claim cost?
Your claim will be dealt with under a no win, no fee agreement. If your claim is not successful it will not cost you anything.
What are the time limits for making a Mesothelioma claim?
You have three years from the date you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in which to make a claim. There are exceptions to this and it is worth contacting us in any event, even if you are outside this time. If a loved one has passed away from a mesothelioma, you have three years from the date of their death.
Why choose Hugh James?
We are experts in dealing with mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease claims. The specialist Hugh James team will ensure that you and your family get the help you need.
We regularly help people who have been diagnosed with the following conditions:
- lung cancer; and
- pleural thickening.
Our lawyers have been successfully handling industrial disease and asbestos cases for individuals and families for over 50 years. We understand that the time following diagnosis with a mesothelioma is distressing, so we provide on-going support for our clients and their families and make sure the process is as straightforward as possible.
We are relentless in the pursuit of justice. Our specialist team will provide expert legal advice to ensure you receive the best care, treatment and the highest level of compensation.