Thompsons Solicitors’ specialist asbestos litigation team secured more than £1.8 million in compensation over the last two months for sufferers of asbestos diseases.

During August and September, Thompsons settled claims for clients across the UK suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer.

More lives are lost every year in the UK to asbestos-related diseases than to road traffic accidents, and the UK has among the highest rates of mesothelioma – an invariably fatal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos - in the world.

Ian McFall, head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that there are more than 5,000 deaths resulting from asbestos-related diseases every year in the UK. That’s 5,000 families annually who have to confront the harrowing emotional and financial consequences of a devastating disease.

“Compensation plays an important practical role in delivering financial assistance and security at such a difficult time for the family, while also providing a sense of redress for the suffering caused.

“Since bringing the first successful case for asbestos-related disease to the House of Lords in 1972, Thompsons has supported tens of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by asbestos disease.

“We use our experience and compassion to support our clients through every step of the claim, while holding negligent employers and their insurers to account by aiming to secure the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest time possible.”

Client Feedback

“My solicitor provided an excellent service and handled our case very sympathetically. We thank you for all the effort in completing my father’s case.”

Thompsons Solicitors’ asbestos-related lung cancer client.