Lung cancer and asbestos guide to compensation
Mesothelioma is a tumour (or cancer) that usually grows in the external lining of the lungs or the lining of the abdomen. It is a serious health condition which normally develops as a result of exposure to asbestos. It can significantly reduce life expectancy and have devastating effects on your overall quality of life.
As there is usually a large gap of time between when someone is exposed to asbestos and when mesothelioma develops (typically between 30 and 40 years), if you have mesothelioma you were probably exposed to asbestos a long time ago.
The amount of exposure to asbestos required for mesothelioma to develop is not known, but medical science has not ruled out that very low levels of exposure to blue, brown or white asbestos can cause the disease.
We can provide you with an initial consultation and assessment free of charge with no obligation to proceed. Following this assessment, we can let you know if you have grounds for a claim.
There are three types of compensation for which you may be eligible:
Our initial consultation and assessment will enable to us to get a better idea of how you came into contact with asbestos dust, as well as get a general idea of your working history as well as your personal and financial situation. Following this we will be able to give you more detailed information regarding whether you are eligible for compensation, how much it will be, and how long it will take.
If you decide to proceed with a claim, we will ensure that you have all the necessary information regarding welfare benefits and your entitlements to Government payments, as well as any other compensation you may be eligible for. In addition, we can help you to complete your application forms to ensure your application is sent off as efficiently as possible.
We will come and meet you, ideally at your home, in order to take a statement and learn more about your situation whilst aiming to cause as little disruption as possible to your everyday life.
With a highly qualified team of solicitors specialising in asbestos disease claims, we can provide you with a service that will enable you to get the compensation you deserve, allowing you to continue with your life as soon as possible.
By offering a free first interview, meeting with you in your home and acting under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement our expert team of solicitors pride themselves on their ability to help you be successful in your claim.