Mesothelioma compensation claims
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Supporting you after your mesothelioma diagnosis
At AWH Solicitors we understand how heartbreaking it can be to be diagnosed with a serious illness like mesothelioma.
We understand that dealing with the effects of mesothelioma 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 the condition.
Our team are trained 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.
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.
In rare cases mesothelioma can also affect the abdominal cavity and areas around the heart, which will likely lead to other serious health issues.
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.
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 called 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 its 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.
We can then help you claim compensation against the employer/s whose negligence caused your illness, and you can focus on your future.
Claiming after the loss of a loved one
Our mesothelioma solicitors also work on behalf of close relatives affected by the passing of family members.
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.
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 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 so that you can heal peacefully, with no financial burdens to worry you.
How we can help you
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 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.
We want to help and support you and your family at this difficult time.
Expert industrial disease solicitors
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 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 can so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.
What our clients are saying about us
Very pleased with how fast my claim was settled. Very nice people always at the end of the phone when i wanted to ask questions on my.claim. would deffo use this company again. Matthew was brill very friendly and reliable.
Very pleased with the service I have received, communication has been maintained throughout. Happy with the outcome of my case.
It's always been a pleasant experience using their services. I felt highly comfortable and confident whenever they dealt with my cases in terms of correspondence, communication and performance. I highly regard their services.
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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