Getting started with your mesothelioma claim
Supporting you after your mesothelioma diagnosis
After a mesothelioma diagnosis, we understand that dealing with the effects of the disease can be distressing and difficult for both you and the people closest to you, which is why we are so committed to supporting all people affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
Within our industrial disease we have trained mesothelioma claim solicitors and experts who will provide top quality legal advice in addition to supporting you and your loved ones in the best way they can.
We can provide you with compassionate and dedicated legal guidance at this upsetting time, helping you to be fully compensated for the impact that mesothelioma has on your life.
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Malignant mesothelioma is often fatal.
Although continuous exposure to asbestos is most likely to cause mesothelioma, even a single asbestos fibre is enough to cause this deadly disease.
Mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which is the protective lining found around all the internal organs of the body.
This disease damages the pleura (lining) around the lungs and as a result causes breathing difficulties. Pleural mesothelioma is incredibly painful.
In rare cases mesothelioma can also affect the abdominal cavity and areas around the heart, which will likely lead to other serious health issues. Peritoneal mesothelioma is also possible, which is when the lining of the abdomen is affected.
Where your mesothelioma has been caused by exposure to asbestos at work, we want to help you get the justice you and your loved ones deserve.
We understand how difficult this time in your life is, which is why we want to help and support you throughout your mesothelioma compensation claim.
With our help, you’ll be able to bring your employer to justice as well as receive compensation for your pain, suffering, and any financial losses you may have had.
Symptoms of mesothelioma are often hard to identify in its early stages because the damage to your lungs doesn’t become apparent until years or even decades after you’ve been exposed to asbestos.
Some of the warning signs you should watch out for are:
- Pleural effusions (commonly called water on the lungs) which has a range of symptoms including chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths, a fever and/or persistent hiccups
- Dyspnoea, also known as difficulty breathing
- Dry cough or wheezing
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Abdominal pain
Sadly, people often think they are suffering from asbestosis symptoms when they are actually dealing with mesothelioma.
So, if you or someone close to you is dealing with any breathing problems, it is vital to contact a medical specialist to determine the cause as soon as possible.
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and have been exposed to asbestos in the past, we would strongly advise you visit your local GP and seek medical advice.
They will be able to give you a diagnosis and may be able to offer you treatments if you do suffer from mesothelioma or other asbestos related illness.
At that stage we can help you bring a mesothelioma compensation claim against the employer/s whose negligence caused your illness.
Making a mesothelioma claim after the loss of a loved one
Our mesothelioma solicitors also work on behalf of close relatives affected by the passing of family members.
Mesothelioma claim after death UK
If a family member or partner has sadly passed away from mesothelioma which was caused by the negligence of an employer, we can help you to claim for wrongful death. Mesothelioma compensation after death is available to those left behind.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you may be entitled to compensation, so get in touch and a mesothelioma lawyer can help you to find out what you are entitled to. The diffuse mesothelioma payment 2008 scheme means that sufferers can begin receiving lump sums of payment as quickly as possible, and this was proceeded by the workers compensation act 1979.
We fully understand that compensation won’t be able to take away any of the grief or anguish, however it can provide you with access to the financial support you need following your loss.
Our mesothelioma solicitors will be able to help you claim for the following:
- Mental anguish from the loss of friendship, comfort and support
- Expected loss of income of your loved one
- Expected loss of protection, care and assistance
- Any medical treatment and care for the person who has sadly passed away
We can help you to claim compensation for the pain and suffering felt, together with any financial losses. For more information about mesothelioma compensation for family members in the UK, get in touch.
How we can help you with your mesothelioma claim
We can help anyone affected by mesothelioma, including:
- If you are suffering from the condition and have found out in the past 3 years
- If a close relative of yours has passed away from mesothelioma in the past 3 years
People tend to be diagnosed with mesothelioma in the later stages of the disease, so many sufferers choose not to pursue mesothelioma claims, fearing that the process will take too long.
However, it is important to note that claims for mesothelioma sufferers are usually fast tracked through court.
Our mesothelioma solicitors will work hard to build and pursue your compensation claim as quickly as possible, allowing you to access the financial support you require swiftly.
We know that financial compensation isn’t going to make the disease go away, but it can help towards expenses you or your family have had to pay or lose out on because of it.
By filing a claim with us, we can also hold employers accountable for neglecting to protect you against asbestos which resulted in mesothelioma developing.
You are entitled to financial compensation, and we want to help and support you and your family at this difficult time.
Expert industrial disease solicitors
Starting your compensation claim
Our team are highly experienced in pursuing mesothelioma claims against employers who have failed to protect their employees from inhaling asbestos.
The sensitive and reliable legal service we provide to mesothelioma sufferers include:
- A home visit where we run through the process and answer any questions
- A thorough investigation of your employment history and diagnosis
- The creation of a strong and successful claim for compensation
- Management of negotiations with the responsible party
- The provision of specialist advice on government funding and charitable support
Even if you were exposed to asbestos many years ago, you can still pursue a claim for mesothelioma compensation. As long as you start the claims process within three years of your diagnosis, we’ll be able to get you a settlement.
We can also help claim mesothelioma compensation for family members.
We truly understand how difficult living with mesothelioma is, and how much it can affect your life. We want to help you move forward, whether you are the sufferer or a family member.
Here at AWH Solicitors we always provide our clients an approachable, friendly and professional legal service. Our solicitors will always deal with you with care and sensitivity, and most importantly offer as much support as they possibly can.
- Can I claim for mesothelioma on behalf of a loved one who has died?
If you have had a loved one who has sadly died of mesothelioma, you can claim for wrongful death. Our industrial disease solicitors will be able to help you claim for the following:
- Mental anguish
- Expected loss of income
- Expected loss of protection, care and assistance
- Any medical treatment and care for the person who
has passed away
- What can I claim for if I've contracted mesothelioma?
If you've contracted mesothelioma, you can claim for:
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- How much compensation can I get if I've contracted mesothelioma?
How much compensation you will get will depend on a number of factors such as your medical bills and predicted loss of income. Each case is unique, but our asbestos solicitors will be able to give you an estimate based on the information that you provide us with.
- If I have a mesothelioma or asbestos cancer claim, can I claim on a no-win-no-fee basis?
If you have a mesothelioma or asbestos cancer claim, it will be processed on a strictly no-win-no-fee basis, meaning that you will only have to pay solicitor’s fees if your claim is successful.
- What is the time limit on a mesothelioma claim?
The time limit for making a mesothelioma claim is 3 years. We can help anyone who is affected by mesothelioma and has found out in the past 3 years, or if a close relative of yours has passed away from mesothelioma in the past 3 years.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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