Mesothelioma is a cancer of the chest (pleural mesothelioma) or of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) that in most cases develops after the inhalation of asbestos fibres and particles. Once any asbestos materials are damaged or disturbed, fibres can become loose and airborne. With the presence of asbestos in many work environments such as construction, joining, carpentry, shipbuilding as well as public buildings such as schools, universities, hospitals and blocks of flats, this can present a real danger to many people’s health. Family members of workers are also at risk of asbestos exposure, contracting mesothelioma because of fibres being brought into the home from work overalls.
According to Cancer Research, ‘more than 2,600 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the UK each year’ and the disease can develop over time, taking between ten and fifty years for symptoms to develop. By this time, it is too late. Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer tissue that covers the affected internal organs and restricts their function. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you will be entitled to put forward a compensation claim.
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Specialising in industrial disease related compensation claims for illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis; we provide independent and impartial advice. We never act on behalf of insurance companies or employers — our goal is to seek justice for victims so that you can move forward with your life in the best way that you can.
Each mesothelioma compensation claim is unique and complex. Provided you have grounds for a claim, we do all of the work for you. After diagnosis, it is imperative that you seek legal advice immediately as legal proceedings often have a time limit of three years from the date of diagnosis or death. Regardless of your date of diagnosis, we would still highly recommend you seek advice. Our initial advice is free of charge and if successful, you will receive 100% of your compensation.
If you would some advice surrounding mesothelioma or any other asbestos related illness compensation claims, get in touch with our team on 0800 988 0777 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.