FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING A MESOTHELIOMA COMPENSATION CLAIM
1. What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a fatal form of asbestos cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust. The symptoms of the disease can take decades to develop.
2. What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?
The symptoms of mesothelioma include: chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, a high temperature, a persistent cough, loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss.
If you have been in contact with asbestos and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek medical advice as soon as possible.
3. How can Thompsons Solicitors help people in Essex who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma?
Lorna is the head of our specialist and compassionate asbestos team who cover the South East and regularly help men and women from across the Essex region, in places like Barking and Dagenham, to secure compensation for mesothelioma. Our asbestos experience is unrivalled – it was Thompsons Solicitors in 1972 that brought the first successful UK asbestos disease case to the House of Lords. Thompsons’ established itself then, and remains, a leading asbestos disease law firm.
4. Are there time limits to making a mesothelioma compensation claim?
Yes. The law places a time limit of three years in which to begin a personal injury claim. In a mesothelioma claim, the three years runs from the date that a person was diagnosed with the asbestos-related disease. That means you can still make a claim even if you were exposed to the substance decades ago, but were diagnosed in the past three years. Contact our expert Essex-based asbestos solicitors today to begin your claim.
5. A family member was diagnosed with mesothelioma but has since passed away. Can I still make a mesothelioma claim?
If your relative passed away from mesothelioma within the past three years, you can still make a mesothelioma compensation claim on their behalf.
6. The Essex-based company I was working for at the time of my asbestos exposure doesn’t exist anymore. Can I still make a mesothelioma compensation claim?
Yes. Thompsons Solicitors’ specialist asbestos lawyers can still pursue a mesothelioma claim by tracing the company’s former insurer. In circumstances where we cannot identify the insurer, there are specialist schemes through which you may still be able to make a claim. Contact your locally-based expert asbestos lawyers for more information.
7. Will I have to pay to make a mesothelioma claim with Thompsons Solicitors’ Dagenham-based specialists?
No. Thompsons Solicitors offers an agreement that is truly ‘no win, no fee’. The service is free if the case is won or lost.
OUR MESOTHELIOMA CLIENTS
For the past 90 years, Thompsons Solicitors has helped millions of people secure compensation after developing an injury or illness through no fault of their own, including those that have developed an asbestos-related disease. We are proud to only ever represent the injured. We have never, and will never, work on behalf of employers or insurers.