Asbestos and mesothelioma claims

Living with an asbestos related illness such as mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening are all linked to exposure to asbestos fibres. As they affect the lungs and other organs, they can all affect the quality of your life. Slater and Gordon is here to help you claim the compensation you deserve, and there are a number of other organisations that provide advice and support.

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No Win No Fee asbestos compensation claims

Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's best-known asbestos and mesothelioma compensation claims firms, offering extensive knowledge of asbestos-related diseases and the claims process. Contact us right away on freephone 0800 780 2730 or tell us about your disease and we will call you.

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How do I live with mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening?

Given their impact on the lungs and other vital organs, asbestos-related illnesses aren't easy to live with. However, there are a number of extremely supportive organisations and charities that offer advice and support to everyone living with asbestos-related disease. They include:

The support these organisations and charities provide is invaluable.

How does mesothelioma affect your life?

Any diagnosis of cancer is distressing, for sufferers and their families. It can be a time of great fear and uncertainty. However, advice on living life to the fullest after a diagnosis is available from a number of organisations, including Mesothelioma UK.

In addition to specialist help and support, you may need financial help to protect you and your family for the future. For that reason, you may wish to speak to a specialist solicitor to discuss the possibility of making a No Win No Fee compensation claim.

Other financial support for mesothelioma sufferers

There are a number of benefits and one-off payments available for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. Visit our benefits and payments page which contains details of all the benefits and payments you may be entitled to if you've been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness.

Of course, you may also be able to claim compensation from the negligent party for your or your loved one's pain and suffering.

How do I stop smoking after a mesothelioma diagnosis?

One of the most distressing aspects of mesothelioma is that sufferers feel breathless for much of the time. This situation can be made worse if you are a smoker; and being diagnosed with mesothelioma doesn't necessarily make it any easier to quit smoking. That's why the NHS provides an enormous amount of support to help mesothelioma sufferers to give up smoking as soon as possible.

More information

For more information or to speak to someone about making a claim for compensation for an asbestos related disease, call our asbestos experts on freephone 0800 780 2730 or contact us online. We offer No Win No Fee agreements to all clients who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease and will not charge any additional fees meaning you'll get to keep 100% of your compensation.

Our Asbestos Team

Slater and Gordon work with a variety of asbestos support groups nationally, to help innocent people affected by related diseases.

Case studies

Former machine operator awarded £175,000 for mesothelioma diagnosis

A former machine operator exposed to asbestos while working with laggers in the 1960s-80s was awarded six-figure compensation.

Navy serviceman wins claim for asbestos disease

An enlisted Navy serviceman exposed to asbestos on duty successfully pursued legal action following a diagnosis of an asbestos-related lung disease.

Former draughtsman awarded £385,000 for mesothelioma claim

An ex-draughtsman exposed to asbestos at work in the 1960s was awarded six-figure in compensation.