More than £2 million has been secured in damages in one month by Thompsons Solicitors for people and their families affected by asbestos-related diseases.

In April 2017, £2,056,983 in compensation was secured for clients by Thompsons’ team of specialist lawyers, who deal exclusively with claims for asbestos-related disease.

Asbestos is the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, with many people now suffering from illnesses such as mesothelioma and pleural thickening, as a result of exposure in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Thompsons Solicitors brought the first successful case for asbestos disease in the UK to the House of Lords, in 1972, and has gone on to secure compensation for tens of thousands of individuals affected by asbestos exposure, and their families.

"Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with asbestos-related disease is expected to continue to rise until 2020. Anyone who is diagnosed should get in touch with our team for free legal support and expert advice."

Ian McFall
head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons Solicitors

Ian McFall, head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “We are proud of the work we do for people suffering with devastating asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, pleural thickening, lung cancer and asbestosis.

“These illnesses take years to develop and most of our clients were unwittingly exposed to them decades ago while going about their daily work.

“We fight hard to ensure they receive the maximum amount of compensation, as quickly as possible, and work closely with trade unions and charities to ensure they can access the support and care they need.

“Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with asbestos-related disease is expected to continue to rise until 2020. Anyone who is diagnosed should get in touch with our team for free legal support and expert advice.”