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Asbestos-Related Lung
Cancer Claims

If you have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer, our specialist asbestos solicitors can help you claim compensation.

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Compensation for Asbestos-related Lung Cancer

Inhalation of asbestos dust can increase the risk of developing lung cancer. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, then you could be entitled to asbestos-related lung cancer compensation.

It can be difficult to prove that a client’s lung cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos because there are a number of other factors which can cause the disease, most commonly smoking.

However, if a lung cancer patient is already suffering from an asbestos-related disease, it is usually accepted by the legal and medical profession that the cancer was caused by asbestos. In other cases, there needs to be evidence of prolonged or heavy asbestos exposure in order to claim damages.

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Our asbestos disease experts are on hand to talk through your case and provide free, no-obligation legal advice.

Why you should trust Thompsons with your asbestos-related lung cancer claim

Thompsons Solicitors has a track-record of winning compensation on behalf of hundreds of thousands of clients with lung cancer.

At Thompsons, we have been involved in asbestos litigation for over 40 years, longer than any other law firm in the UK. We brought the first successful asbestos compensation case to the House of Lords back in 1972, and we've been involved in every significant case around the law of asbestos compensation since then.

During that time, our experts have collected unrivalled records regarding asbestos exposure. Thompsons now holds the UK's largest asbestos register containing details about the exposure of thousands of individuals across the UK.

We have access to expert reports, historical records of asbestos in local areas, and information about which companies used asbestos and when. The register gives us a unique insight into common sources of asbestos exposure and provides a database of potential witnesses to support your claim.

Our extensive records also include lists of employers’ insurers, even for employers that have long since ceased trading.

Having this wealth of evidence at our fingertips enables us to prepare winning asbestos cases in a fraction of the time taken by other law firms, who will often be starting from scratch.

Our experienced lawyers also work closely with support groups and medical services to offer support to those diagnosed and affected by lung cancer.

Contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 today for legal advice and to begin your lung cancer claim. Alternatively, complete our online claim form and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours.

I am still coming to terms with my illness but the help I have received from Thompsons has been invaluable – I can’t thank them enough.

Our lung cancer client

Frequently asked questions about asbestos-related lung cancer claims

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of inhalation of asbestos within the last three years, then get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors to discuss how you can make a claim for lung cancer compensation.

If your family member has passed away from asbestos-related lung cancer, please read our guide to compensation for asbestos deaths.

The first step to making a claim is contacting our asbestos solicitors to receive free, no-obligation legal advice.

We will discuss your case and let you know if we think you are eligible to make a claim.

If you proceed with your claim, we will help you discover where you were exposed to asbestos and track down those responsible for the exposure. We will support you through every step of the claims process and work to secure you the maximum compensation possible.

To start the process, get in touch with us by completing our online enquiry form. We’ll be in touch shortly to talk through your case and explain more about how we can help you.

When you make an asbestos-related lung cancer claim with Thompsons, we provide you with our legal services completely free of charge.

By law, we must pass on one charge to you – the cost of insurance to underwrite your claim. However, you’ll only pay for the insurance if you win your claim – similar to how a no win, no fee arrangement works.

When you first speak to us about making a claim, we can give you an idea of how much the insurance policy will cost and an outline of what you may be awarded, so that you can make an informed decision before progressing your claim. 

If you are a trade union member, it’s worth making a claim through your union as they will cover the charge of the insurance policy. This means trade union members keep 100% of any compensation awarded.

Every lung cancer claim is unique, which means the amount of compensation we secure for you can differ. Claims are calculated by the level of pain and suffering, as well as taking into account the financial losses and care costs acquired as a result of your diagnosis.

Smoking and asbestos work together to increase your risk of contracting asbestos-related lung cancer. However, it is still possible to investigate a claim even if you did smoke. If you’re unsure if you can claim for asbestos-related lung cancer because you have a history of smoking, request a call back from our solicitors to discuss whether you can claim.

Generally, lung cancer symptoms include a long-term cough, being short of breath, a loss of appetite and weight loss. Lung cancer can be treated in a number of ways including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.