More than £2m secured for asbestos disease clients by Thompsons in February24 March 2017
Thompsons Solicitors has a long history of supporting clients suffering from asbestos-related illnesses
Thompsons Solicitors has, in one month, secured more than £2m in compensation for clients and their families affected by asbestos-related diseases.
A total of £2,043,449 in compensation was obtained for clients during February 2017, as a result of the work of Thompsons’ specialist asbestos litigation team across the UK.
Asbestos diseases affect thousands of individuals and their families each year, and are the single greatest cause of work-related death in the UK. Symptoms can take decades to develop, due to asbestos exposure in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Thompsons Solicitors brought the first successful asbestos disease case to the House of Lords in 1972, leading the way for asbestos litigation. It has since supported tens of thousands of clients in making successful claims against employers, insurance companies and others.
Ian McFall, head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Our asbestos claims specialists work closely with charities, unions and support groups to ensure clients with asbestos diseases and their families receive the best possible care following diagnosis. This is while also holding the negligent party to account for its failings.
“Numbers of asbestos diseases are set to continue rising for at least the next three years. Anyone diagnosed with asbestos diseases should get in touch with our legal team for free specialist support and advice, as well as to make a compensation claim.”
“I always knew it was not going to be easy to make a claim against my employer. With the professionalism and expertise of Thompsons Solicitors, we achieved a good result of £95,000 plus future health care protection.
“Thompsons guided me through all the do's and donts while making my claim. They worked very hard for a long time to achieve this good result. I would like to thank Thompsons.” - client with pleural thickening
Asbestos disease diagnosis? Talk to us for advice and support on how to secure compensation.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we can support you with advice on how to make a claim.
The process will be explained in plain English and with no obligation – our priority is to provide you with the best, expert advice on whether you have a valid case for compensation, and to signpost you to further sources of support.
There are strict time limits applied to making a claim – usually three years from the date of diagnosis. It doesn’t matter if the exposure to asbestos took place – as it often does – decades ago, the three year time limit applies to the date of knowledge of diagnosis or date of death.
For further information, visit our How to Make A Compensation Claim page.