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  • Overview

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

    Mesothelioma affects the membrane that lines the cavities of the chest and abdomen that surround the heart, lung and intestines. It most often occurs on the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Pleural mesothelioma causes the pleura to thicken, reducing the lungs' ability to expand fully resulting in a feeling of breathlessness.

    When can you make a compensation claim for exposure to asbestos?

    If you or someone you know has developed Mesothelioma then you may entitled to claim compensation. To find out where you stand and the right steps to take we have put together this care guide specifically for Mesothelioma; Mesothelioma care guide.

    Surviving family members such as a wife, partner or children of a mesothelioma sufferer can also claim compensation.

    How our personal injury lawyers can help with a claim for compensation for Mesothelioma

    We have a long history of success in compensation claims concerning mesothelioma.

    We take action quickly and pursue claims tenaciously. Many of our mesothelioma cases reach successful settlements within a few months.

    The size of our personal injury team and the breadth of our knowledge in mesothelioma compensation means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours.

    We have specific knowledge of many of the employers involved in mesothelioma claims.

    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)

    An interview with the expert (PDF)

    Mesothelioma claims explained (PDF)

    Our promise to you

    When working with you we will:

    • Offer to meet all our new clients within 24 hours at their home
    • Advise you at the first meeting if your claim has good prospects of success or not
    • Advise on your entitlement to state benefits. For every living mesothelioma claimant a minimum £12,945 lump sum is available from the government
    • Work in a practical, supportive and clear way, dedicated to gaining the best possible outcome for each of our clients.
       

    Free initial consultation

    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

    Client develops mesothelioma from inhaling asbestos dust

    Thomson Snell & Passmore have secured compensation for the estate of a gentleman who died after developing mesothelioma as a result of inhaling asbestos dust throughout his working life. The gentleman worked in various roles, including work as a mechanic, a vehicle maintenance worker and a quarry worker.

    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.

    Marine engineer exposed to asbestos on ships

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured £280,000 for the widow of a marine engineer who died from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos on the ships on which he worked.

    Steam locomotive engineer develops mesothelioma

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a worker who developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos working on locomotives.

    Ex British Telecoms engineer develops mesothelioma

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a claimant who was an ex British Telecom installer who was exposed to asbestos during his employment.

    Wife develops mesothelioma from husband’s work clothes

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for the estate of a woman who developed malignant mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust carried on her husband’s work clothing.

    Client develops mesothelioma from asbestos insulation

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a claimant who developed malignant mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos when stripping asbestos lagging.

    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.

    Factory worker dies after exposure to asbestos

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for the widow of a factory worker who developed mesothelioma cancer after exposure to asbestos.

    Award to widow of floor fitter in mesothelioma claim

    Oliver Chapman, specialist industrial disease lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £150,000 for a widow whose 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.

    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.

    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.

    Is your NHS complaint response worth the paper it is written on?

    Jessica Hanrahan, a Paralegal in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team shares her views on the news that the NHS Complaints Service has been found it to be most inadequate following a review by the Health Service Ombudsman. 

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Dominique was friendly, informative and excellent to deal with. I have recommended Thomson Snell & Passmore to others of every department. My experience with the company has been seamless.

Client

Dominique showed great empathy and understanding at all times.

Client

Tom was really helpful he explained very clearly and what would happen. Thank you.”

Client

Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.

Client

Sources say he is 'very sound on tactics'.

Chambers UK 2015

Jonathan Clement is ‘a great negotiator’.

The Legal 500 2014

The team helped to build my confidence by keeping me up to date on any progress while reminding me of appointments with regular calls and e-mails. I can highly recommend their services to anybody who is unfortunately in my situation. Thanks James Cahan and his team of experts.”

Client

Throughout the process, your firm has treated me with unfailing tact and courtesy.  I have been conscious of, as well as the firm’s efficiency, a considerable sensitivity in the way a potentially painful legal issue was dealt with.

Client

We are very grateful to you for your hard work, your sensitivity in dealing with some frequently painful material, and the consistent lucidity with which you have kept us informed of the different stages of the claim

Client

First class service from the first meeting until the end. Thank-you.

Client

I have absolute respect for them. They're an excellent firm – well established, and very pleasant people

Chambers UK 2014

The team provides a ‘consistently high level of service’.

The Legal 500 2013

As a family we have no experience of dealing with such issues, so James’ considered approach, advice and guidance were invaluable to us. Invariably highly professional but also approachable and with clear explanations, he has inspired total confidence throughout the past 17 months.

Client

I felt that you were very sincere and compassionate when dealing with me when I was at my lowest. I would recommend James time and time again, to any future clients.

Evelyn Plum

I would like to take this opportunity of offering my most sincere thanks to you and your Team for handling my Personal Injury Claim. The outcome was very satisfactory and way beyond my expectations which I can only attribute to your expertise and knowledge in these matters. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your practice partners.

Client

Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.”

Client

You have been very good thank you. Always prompt to respond to queries and have explained everything thoroughly.”

Client

I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.

Client

I feel that TS&P and your team have been extremely good and I could not have wished for anything more.

Client

The sensitivity and dedication has assisted and assured me greatly in my recovery…there has been an emotional benefit that you and the team have provided by all of your actions. Thank you and the team for winning this case and securing a victory which, to me, is more than just about financial compensation.

Client

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

Client

Couldn’t have wished for a nicer person. What more can I say other than a BIG thank you.

Client

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant from the time I walked in the door.

Client

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

Client

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.

Client

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.

Client

Thank you so much for the professional way you have dealt with the case, your kindness is very much appreciated.

Client

You have helped make a difficult situation bearable.

Client

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 express my extreme gratitude to you for all your hard work.  

Client

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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I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TS&P, Debbie, Jenny and Patricia highly enough. Many thanks again for your professional conduct throughout.

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