Asbestos is the greatest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK and a damning indictment of corporate negligence.
The importing and use of asbestos has been banned in the UK, but the symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses can take a long time to appear, between 10 and 40 years after exposure has ceased, sometimes longer. Many people suffering now were exposed to asbestos in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Mesothelioma is a fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Once mesothelioma has developed, symptoms can sometimes be eased but there is no cure. For a person or their family in this terrible situation, claiming compensation can help by providing financial security and bringing some sense of acting against a grievous injustice.
Thompsons has unrivalled experience in this complex area of personal injury law; we brought the first ever successful case for asbestos disease in the UK in the House of Lords and have been involved in ground-breaking asbestos compensation cases ever since. We’ve dealt with thousands of claims for mesothelioma, achieved substantial compensation levels for our clients and done so with empathy and compassion.
Our formidable reputation means we will fight hard for the maximum compensation, in the shortest possible time and striving to secure justice for individuals and their families.