If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is very likely that you will be able to claim compensation. You will need expert legal advice from a solicitor who is a specialist in mesothelioma claims. Many solicitors, even those that work in personal injury, may not be specialists in mesothelioma claims. A specialist will help you get the right amount of compensation without charging you for the work that they do so that you get 100% of what you are owed.
Asbestos was used widely in the UK from the 1930's to the 1970's in buildings and in products.
Some asbestos is more dangerous than others for example, asbestos in pipe lagging is more dangerous than asbestos in roofing sheets. All asbestos fibres are dangerous. Some of the products which contained asbestos are:
- Insulation around pipework and on boilers
- Asbestos sheets used as partitions or fire breaks
- Soffits and fascias
- Asbestos rope
- Ceiling tiles
- Corrugated roofing sheets
- Asbestos gloves, blankets and mitts.
You may know how your asbestos exposure occurred. But frequently, people don't recall where they were exposed. It may not have been you who handled or disturbed the asbestos you were exposed to, but you may have been nearby when someone else did.
A specialist solicitor will see you at home and go through your work history to find out when, where and how you had exposure.
Disclaimer: If you would like information or advice about your particular circumstances please contact Mesothelioma UK and one of our specialist nurses or our benefits advisor will be happy to help you.
Mesothelioma UK does not accept any responsibility relating to the appointment of a law firm.