Thompsons Solicitors secures more than £2.5 million for victims of asbestos disease during June 201615 July 2016
The dedicated asbestos litigation team secured £2.5 million for clients last month
Thompsons Solicitors has secured more than £2.5 million in compensation for victims of asbestos-related disease last month.
Based in offices across England and Wales, Thompsons’ specialist asbestos litigation team successfully settled cases for clients affected by asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer.
In the UK, more lives are lost to asbestos-related illnesses every year than any other single cause including road traffic accidents. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the number of annual deaths in the UK from mesothelioma has risen in recent years, a consequence that is mainly due to occupational asbestos exposures that occurred between 1950 and 1980.
Ian McFall, head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Symptoms of mesothelioma typically manifest decades after asbestos exposure took place.
“Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is devastating for both the individual and their family. We understand the shock and upset of this diagnosis, and the need to offer compassionate, specialist advice about pursuing a compensation claim which is often the only practical legal remedy for families.
“Our dedicated asbestos team works hard to ensure our clients receive maximum compensation in the shortest possible time following a diagnosis, so that they can rest assured that their financial needs are met.”
"...professional, friendly and caring from the moment I phoned Thompsons Solicitors…"
"…The service I have received from Thompsons has been second to none, I have been treated with the utmost respect…"
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.