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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

    Apprentice electrician exposed to asbestos at work

    Our client, Mr H, was negligently exposed to asbestos between 1951 and 1953 when he was working at a factory as an apprentice electrician.  He later developed mesothelioma as a result.

    Labourer exposed to asbestos at work is compensated

    Our client, Mr F, worked as a labourer and was negligently exposed to large amounts of asbestos by his employers.  Sadly he later developed mesothelioma as a result of the exposure.    

    Dungeness power plant worker compensated for mesothelioma

    Our client, Mr P, worked at Dungeness Nuclear Power Station for over 20 years, during since time he was exposed to asbestos without adequate protective equipment, leading him to develop slow progressing mesothelioma.

    Damages recovered via Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

    We acted for the widow and estate of Mr W who suffered mesothelioma having been exposed to asbestos dust whilst employed by ID System Heating Limited between about 1979 and 1981.  

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Latest Updates

    Damages recovered for Maidstone paper mill worker

    Our client, Mr A, was employed at the Tovil and Bridge Paper Mills in Maidstone, Kent in the 1960s where he was negligently exposed to asbestos. 40 years later he developed mesothelioma cancer. We identified an insurer and settled his case, within his lifetime, for £275,000.

    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.

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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

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

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

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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.”

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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

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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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