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Slater and Gordon Lawyers deal with Mesothelioma compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis, this means there is no financial risk to you. For a free consultation with a specialist Mesothelioma Lawyer call freephone 0800 884 0275 or contact us online.
Home and hospital visits are available for people suffering with Mesothelioma who cannot attend one of our 18 offices in England, Scotland & Wales. Immediate legal representation is anywhere in the UK for victims of Mesothelioma disease and their family members.
When you contact Slater and Gordon for a free consultation, a specialist Mesothelioma Lawyer will provide you with expert, initial legal advice about your claim at no cost to you.
Mesothelioma compensation claims are complex but soon after reviewing the details of your case in more detail, again at no cost to you, we can help you understand how successful your Mesothelioma compensation claim is likely to be.
98% of the claims that our Mesothelioma Lawyers deal with are funded through a No Win No Fee agreement (formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement) which means there is no financial risk to you.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours 365 days a year.
You can claim compensation for Mesothelioma even if the employer or employers (at the time of the exposure to asbestos) have gone out of business. This is commonplace in asbestos disease claims and our specialist Lawyers are experts in finding the insurance companies that provided the employers insurance coverage at the time of the exposure to asbestos which led to Mesothelioma.
You can claim compensation for Mesothelioma if you or member of your family were regularly exposed to asbestos dust or fibres either at work or at home. Many of the Mesothelioma compensation claims that our Lawyers deal with involve people who worked with asbestos materials at their places of work, but sadly we also deal with Mesothelioma claims for family members of asbestos workers; who were exposed to asbestos dust and fibres on work clothes.
In one precedent-setting asbestos compensation case a woman contracted an asbestos disease after hugging her dad every day when he came home from work; whilst his overalls were covered with asbestos dust. In other cases, wives of asbestos workers contracted asbestos diseases including Mesothelioma, after years of hand washing overalls riddled with asbestos dust.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers also accept claims for compensation on behalf of people who lived near factories and facilities where asbestos materials were used on a regular basis; including Council properties and Ministry of Defence (MoD) facilities; particularly Royal Navy docks and shipyards.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers in the UK & Australia have secured hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation for victims of asbestos related diseases. With many years of experience in securing Mesothelioma compensation for people who live in the UK and abroad, our expert Lawyers have both the legal clout and the sensitivity to deal with Mesothelioma claims as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Most Mesothelioma compensation cases take long periods of time to resolve however there are exceptions. For instance, Slater and Gordon Mesothelioma Lawyer Kevin Johnson was instructed to represent a former dock worker in Liverpool in a Mesothelioma claim against the National Dock Labour Board. Less than 90 days later the amount of Mesothelioma compensation awarded was £113,000 in damages.
A three year time limit is in place so you have to bring a claim for compensation within three years of first being informed that you had been diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
However on rare occasions there can be exceptions to Asbestos compensation time limits. For instance, Slater and Gordon Mesothelioma Lawyer Helen Wilson pursued an Asbestos claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on behalf of the family of a woman exposed to asbestos during the Second World War while she was working in a gas mask manufacturing factory. The Government attempted to deny the claim on the grounds that the claim had been submitted too late; but Solicitor Helen Wilson was successful and an undisclosed amount of compensation was paid.
At Slater and Gordon we believe that victims of Mesothelioma are entitled to the very best care, legal advice, support and compensation; and we are determined they will get it.
Our specialist Mesothelioma team worked with MPs campaigning to get the best Mesothelioma compensation deal for victims, and our Lawyers wrote amendments that were tabled in the House of Commons.
Slater and Gordon Mesothelioma Lawyer Paul Glanville, who is an APIL Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist & Assessor said, “The UK Government’s Mesothelioma compensation scheme is a positive step forwards but there is absolutely no reason for people who suffered with fatal asbestos-induced cancer Mesothelioma to receive only part of the compensation they are entitled to.
“Under the UK Government Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme they will be penalised because they cannot trace the insurance company of their previous employer/s. Furthermore, whilst the Mesothelioma Act provides some compensation for Mesothelioma victims diagnosed after July 2012 it ignores the thousands of victims who passed away before this arbitrary cut-off date.”
“Sadly many thousands more people will die from Mesothelioma in the future.”
For more details see Mesothelioma Act 2014 Explained.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are a leading personal injury law firm with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).