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Asbestos lung cancer compensation claims

Lung cancer has a number of causes, one of which is asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has contracted lung cancer and you have been exposed to asbestos dust, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. The Hugh James specialist asbestos team is hugely experienced in helping people affected by lung cancer, and we’re passionate about fighting for compensation and benefits for our clients.

Our team is ready to help you. A free consultation will help you find out where you stand and what your options are.

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Richard Green


Richard is a Partner and Head of the Asbestos Litigation team. Richard specialises in asbestos-related disease claims and has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for his clients.

How can we help?

Our specialist asbestos team can help lung cancer patients to claim financial support from the government, where eligible, as well as looking into a legal claim for compensation. Any legal claim would be brought against the entity responsible for exposing you to asbestos dust, which is most commonly a former employer. If your former employer is no longer trading, then claims can be brought against their insurers, instead.

Why choose us?

We offer:

  • A ‘no win no fee’ service
  • An obligation-free initial consultation to discuss your case;
  • Ongoing meetings via phone or in person at a location to suit you. We have five offices across England & Wales, and so wherever you’re based, we can arrange to come out to see you where you wish;
  • Research on your behalf to establish how you may have come in to contact with asbestos; and
  • A highly experienced team of specialist solicitors who practice solely in the field of asbestos litigation.

We are experts in dealing with lung cancer claims and will ensure that you and your family get the help you need. 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 a diagnosis with a lung cancer 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.

Your questions answered

Lung cancers are cancers which begin in the lung cells, and result in the formation of malignant tumours within the lungs. Any of the common types of lung cancer can be caused by asbestos exposure although lung cancer is also linked with other causes, including environmental air pollution and smoking. Even if you have smoked, we may still be able to show that asbestos exposure increased your lung cancer risk, but in order to prove that your lung cancer has been caused by asbestos, a history of considerable asbestos exposure needs to be shown.

The risk of lung cancer increases according to the amount of asbestos dust someone has been exposed to and lung cancer is generally associated with very heavy workplace exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. There is no typical period of time between asbestos exposure and the onset of asbestos related lung cancer.

This is personal to you and will depend upon a number of factors which are unique to your individual situation. Compensation includes an award for the pain and suffering caused by your illness, together with sums claimed in respect of any care needs, and any financial losses arising from your diagnosis.

As a ballpark figure, the majority of lung cancer claims settle for sums up to £100,000. Our specialist team is experienced in ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Your claim will be dealt with on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, and so if we are unsuccessful then the claim will not cost you anything.  

You have three years from the date upon which you were diagnosed with lung cancer in which to make a claim. There are exceptions to this and it is worth contacting us even if you are outside this time period. If a loved one has died from lung cancer, then you have three years from the date upon which they died in which to claim. 

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