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, asbestosisdiffuse 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…"

Thompsons' mesothelioma client

"…The service I have received from Thompsons has been second to none, I have been treated with the utmost respect…"

Thompsons' mesothelioma client