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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your claim with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim?

    If you, or one of your loved ones, has been injured by exposure to a hazardous substance as a result of either a breach of legislation or by an act of negligence then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    These situations arise when an employer, manufacturer or other organisation expose their employees, consumers or the public at large to a hazardous substance by failing to take proper care and precautions.

    Common examples are workers not being protected from asbestos fibre inhalation, cosmetic products causing severe reactions and toxic waste pollution.

    How our personal injury lawyers can help with a claim for asbestos exposure or chemical poisoning

    We have many years' experience in helping those with asbestos disease and other toxic substance poisoning.  Our Kent-based team has the knowledge and expertise to understand and support you through the difficulties you are now facing. It is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours. If you, or someone you know has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, we have a dedicated page of resources including a care guide to support you through this time.

    We have a history of assisting clients with complex claims including:

    • Asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening
    • Other chemical poisoning cases.
       

    Over the last decade we have settled over 100 claims with a success rate of 99% we have settled claims against companies and government departments:

    • Ministry of Defence (dockyard claims primarily Chatham Dockyard)
    • Department of Transport [formerly BRB Residuary] for British Rail employees
    • H M Prison Service
    • Asbestos factory employees including British Uralite and British Belting and Asbestos
    • Power station employees and contractors
    • Gas fitters and other employees
    • Oil refinery employees
    • Marine engineering employees
    • Asbestos lagging operatives for example Kitsons (now Prescott No 1 Limited) and Dicks Asbestos
    • Paper mill employees
    • BT/Post Office employees
    • Major high-street shopping chain
    • Numerous national and local employers
    • “Shake down” claims for family members who washed contaminated works clothing
    • “Environmental claims” - Cape.
       

    To find out more about the history of how it is diagnosed today please read our key documents:

    The History of Asbestos (PDF)

    Asbestos and dockyard history

    An interview with the expert (PDF)

    Mesothelioma claims explained (PDF)

    Free initial consultation

    Call us to arrange a free initial consultation at a location that suits you.

    Contact our team of specialist personal injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your accident before giving you clear advice on the chance of you recovering compensation. If we think you have a claim we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

     

  • Related Client Stories

    Carpenter & Joiner who was exposed to asbestos compensated

    Specialist Industrial Disease lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, have secured a five figure sum for a builder who developed mesothelioma cancer after he was exposed to asbestos at work.

    Prisoner develops chemical burns in prison laundry

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a prisoner who received chemical burns after picking up a barrel containing chemicals.

    Fire-sprinkler systems installer develops mesothelioma

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for the family of an ex fire-sprinkler fitter who was exposed to asbestos during his employment and later died from mesothelioma.

    Mesothelioma after factory worker cleaned asbestos sacks

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for the widow of a former factory worker who died from mesothelioma cancer after working with asbestos at a sack producing/recycling factory.

    Case involving rare paratesticular mesothelioma

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a claimant who developed a rare form of mesothelioma (paratesticular mesothelioma) after being exposed to asbestos in a factory.

    Mesothelioma compensation for apprentice joiner’s widow

    Oliver Chapman, specialist industrial disease lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) office, has secured £75,000 for a widow whose apprentice joiner husband died as a result of mesothelioma.

    Engineer exposed to asbestos compensated for mesothelioma death

    This case study demonstrates expertise of our chemical poisoning and asbestos team which recently negotiated a significant amount of compensation for the Estate of a former contracts engineer who experienced occupational exposure to asbestos when visiting various building sites to measure up for the purposes of drawing plans for air conditioning systems.

    Plant worker compensated for Platinum Salts allergy

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured a five sum figure for a former plant worker who developed Platinum Salts allergy, and associated asthma and rhinitis, through his employment.

    Employee compensated after developing Platinum Salts allergy at work

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured a compensation aware for a former plant production operator / impregnator who developed Platinum Salts allergy whilst working at a platinum processing plant.

    Compensation for mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos at work

    Oliver Chapman, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore's Tunbridge Wells Office, has secured over £140,000 for the widow and estate of a former floor fitter who died from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos by his former employers.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for engine fitter

    We have successfully negotiated an undisclosed 6-figure settlement for a former engine fitter who contracted mesothelioma from working with asbestos at Chatham Dockyard.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of labourer

    We have successfully negotiated a £180,000 settlement for the surviving wife of a former labourer who contracted mesothelioma when working with asbestos during his employment with Vulcan Plastics in Westerham from about 1964 to 1965.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for shop worker

    Compensation recovered for a former shop worker and cashier at the old Marks and Spencer Store in Folkestone who contracted mesothelioma from working in close vicinity to building works being carried out there which included asbestos.

    Mesothelioma - Compensation recovered for wife of former electrician

    This case study demonstrates expertise of our chemical poisoning and asbestos team which recently negotiated a significant amount of compensation for the wife of a former electrician who was exposed to asbestos while working at the British Uralite factory in Higham, Kent.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of lagger’s mate

    We have successfully negotiated a £120,000 settlement for the surviving wife of a former lagger’s mate who contracted mesothelioma from working with asbestos for an asbestos insulation company, Kitsons.

    Asbestos exposure compensation recovered for wife of lagger’s mate and labourer

    We have successfully negotiated an undisclosed five figure settlement for the surviving wife of a former lagger’s mate and labourer who developed pleural thickening and asbestosis after occupational exposure to asbestos at the Victoria Docks and in a factory.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for a Maidstone Prison Trades Officer

    We have successfully negotiated an undisclosed six figure settlement for a former electrician who developed mesothelioma after occupational exposure to asbestos at Maidstone Prison.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of electrician’s mate

    This case study demonstrates expertise of our chemical poisoning and asbestos team which recently negotiated a significant amount of compensation for the wife of a former electrician’s mate who was exposed to asbestos while working for British Gypsum in Erith, Kent and for the Ford Motor Company in Dagenham, Essex.

    Mesothelioma compensation for plumbing and heating engineer following asbestos exposure

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently settled a compensation claim for a former plumbing and heating engineer who developed mesothelioma after five years' exposure to asbestos when working on the construction of various buildings in Croydon.

    Mesothelioma compensation for marine service engineer following asbestos exposure

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently settled a compensation claim for a marine service engineer who developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos when working for the Ministry of Defence.

    Another high speed mesothelioma compensation claim success

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated within 58 days a full value compensation settlement for a former rivet boy who developed mesothelioma after four years' exposure to asbestos when working at Chatham Dockyard.

    Compensation for mesothelioma recovered for wife of marine engineer exposed to asbestos

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated a six figure settlement for the wife of a marine engineer who was exposed to asbestos from 1945 to 1950.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for jeweller exposed to asbestos from 1963 to 1971

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated a full value settlement for a jeweller who developed mesothelioma after eight years' light exposure to asbestos working for international jewellers.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of former oil refinery worker

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated a significant sum for the wife of a former oil refinery worker who had been exposed to asbestos while working at the Stanford-le-Hope oil refineries.

    Lung cancer compensation recovered for wife of a labourer at Kingsnorth power station

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated a full value settlement for the wife of a former power station worker who developed lung cancer after exposure to asbestos working at Kingsnorth power station.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for the wife of a Margate gas fitter

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team. The team recently negotiated a full value settlement for the wife of a gas fitter who worked in and around Margate for 26 years.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of a plumber in Middlesex

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team. The team recently negotiated a full value settlement for the wife of a former prison worker who developed mesothelioma after ten years' exposure to asbestos working at Ashford Remand Centre in Middlesex.

    Compensation for mesothelioma recovered for man who worked in Chatham Dockyard for 27 years

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently negotiated a full value settlement for a Chatham Dockyard worker who developed mesothelioma 25 years after the Dockyard closed.

    A provisional settlement of a pleural thickening claim

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently recovered a provisional settlement for a client with pleural thickening. The provisional settlement allows him to seek further compensation if he later develops mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore recovers damages for exposure to asbestos in early 1940s

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recently recovered damages for a client suffering from mesothelioma within six months of his diagnosis, despite exposure being more than 20 years before the Sunday Times article that publicised knowledge about asbestos hazards.

    Compensation for mesothelioma recovered after BBC reported wife's plight

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Chemical Poisoning & Asbestos team who recovered compensation for a widow whose husband died from mesothelioma developed following occupational exposure to asbestos.

  • Latest Updates

    Managing the Neuroscientific Complications of Concussion of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems

    Dr Peter Savundra, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, provided insight on managing complications caused by damage to the audiovestibular systems after brain injury at our annual brain injury lecture on the 25th May 2017.

    Frequently asked questions about the Rehabilitation Code

    We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.

    Asbestos and dockyard history

    The widespread occupational and industrial use of asbestos in HM and private dockyards has caused numerous deaths due to the industrial disease mesothelioma.

    Toxic socks - Whatever next?

    Our client, Louise Downing, 38 from Hailsham, has been injured after purchasing a pair of socks from Primark.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore seek witnesses to comment about asbestos exposure in power stations

    Thomson Snell & Passmore act for three claimants who have developed mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure at work some years ago.

    Symptoms of chemical poisoning

    By Jonathan Herbert, Legal Executive in Chemical Poisoning and Asbestos.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore represents family of BBC sound recordist exposed to mustard gas when reporting on the Iran Iraq war in 1984

    Thomson Snell & Passmore represented the family of a former BBC sound recordist at the recent inquest held at Wycombe Law Courts. Cyril Benford died of respiratory failure on 16 January 2011 from inhaling mustard gas in 1984 while working for the BBC. A verdict of 'industrial disease' was returned.

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Thank you so much for the huge amount of effort and work put in by all concerned with this case. You were a very kind man and handled the case sympathetically and with integrity

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I feel that TS&P do take time to understand me personally. I am not just a folder, I am a person

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Dominique has been very supportive - and patient - throughout the process. I have often found it difficult, and because of stress and other circumstances in my life I have often taken a long time to face up to the situation and complete things that need to be done.

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Overall a very good and responsive service - I wasn't anticipating this. The process of claiming under this area of law is more complicated than I thought it would be but it was translated very efficiently to me.

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You have helped make a difficult situation bearable.

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Jenny was very good at thinking of all the options and sought good experts in supporting my case; I was pleased with the outcome

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I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

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