Asbestosis Compensation

Asbestosis is a lung disease commonly caused by excessive and prolonged periods of exposure to asbestos.

People with the condition may experience severe shortness of breath and are at an increased risk for certain cancers. The effects can be life-threatening and unfortunately cannot be cured.

If you or a member of your family has been suffering from asbestosis, then you could be entitled to compensation.

Get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors to begin your asbestosis compensation claim.


Thompsons Solicitors has won compensation for asbestosis legal claims on behalf of hundreds of clients suffering from the disease.

Our asbestosis solicitors work closely with support groups and medical services to offer on-going support to our clients affected by asbestosis.

“Asbestosis limits everything I do and I simply cannot enjoy my life in the same way. I can’t thank Thompsons Solicitors enough for their hard work and commitment to my case.” John, our asbestosis client

Thompsons has a specialist team of asbestosis solicitors who are experts in these cases. If you have been diagnosed with the disease, we can help establish whether you have a valid claim for asbestosis and will support you throughout your claim.

Contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 for legal advice on asbestosis compensation claims, or fill in our online claim form.


1. What is asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a lung disease commonly caused by excessive and prolonged periods of exposure to asbestos.

Exposure to asbestos causes scarring and thickening of lung tissues, in turn causing the lungs to lose elasticity and their ability to function properly. The main symptom of asbestosis is shortness of breath, however other symptoms include chest pain, tightness around the chest or an unexplained cough.

If you think you may be suffering with asbestosis, you should seek advice from your GP where an X-ray, scan or biopsy may be carried out to help diagnose the condition. Oxygen therapy can help relieve the symptoms of asbestosis, however the condition cannot be cured.

2. Who can make an asbestosis compensation claim?

Anyone who has been suffering from asbestosis within the last three years can make a claim for asbestosis.

The three-year limit means a claim should be made from the date of the diagnosis, not from the time you were exposed to asbestos, which could be decades ago.

Call our asbestosis solicitors today for more information on how to make a claim and get compensation.

3. Who is at risk of asbestosis?

People who are likely to be at risk of asbestosis are those who were exposed to asbestos in their workplace. People who have jobs such as boilermakers, electricians, fitters, shipbuilders, carpenters and joiners are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos. Family members of people working in these industries can also be affected after being exposed to asbestos dust brought home on their overalls.

Clients who have lived or played near areas where asbestos was present can also fall victim to asbestosis.

4. How much do asbestosis legal claims cost?

Our asbestosis solicitors will be transparent and upfront about the costs before pursuing your claim.

Trade union members can receive free legal advice and support from our team of asbestosis solicitors. If you or a member of your family are part of a trade union, you’ll also receive 100% of the compensation we secure for you with no deductions for legal fees.

Thompsons Solicitors offer other funding options for those who are not part of a trade union. These include our ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. For more information on what funding options are available, visit our fees and payment page.

5. How much compensation for asbestosis am I likely to receive?

The amount of compensation we can secure for your asbestosis legal claim depends on a number of factors. Each case is calculated by looking at the level of pain or suffering, any disability it has caused, as well as financial losses and care costs incurred.

6. How can I make a claim for asbestosis?

If you have been suffering with asbestosis, contact Thompsons Solicitors today to begin your claim. Call us on 0800 0 224 224, complete our online claim form or request a callback. A member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours.