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What is a Mesothelioma Compensation Claim?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that mainly develops in the lining of the lungs and is usually linked to asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cure mesothelioma although treatment can help control the symptoms.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or if a family member has passed away due to this devastating disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Here’s what you need to know about claiming compensation for mesothelioma.

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    Can I make a Mesothelioma Compensation Claim?

    The most important things to remember when making a mesothelioma compensation claim:

    • You have three years from the date of your diagnosis or three years from the date of death from the disease to start a claim
    • If a family member has passed away or is too unwell to make the claim themselves, you can act on their behalf
    • Mesothelioma compensation claims can be as high as £139,680
    • You could be entitled to claim compensation to cover the cost of your medical treatment
    • There is a UK Government scheme which could cover 100% of your compensation
    • You can claim even if your previous employer has become insolvent

    Who Can make a Mesothelioma Compensation Claim?

    If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you can make a claim.

    You can claim on behalf of a loved one who has died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.

    Claims can also be made if mesothelioma was caused by secondary asbestos exposure, such as asbestos brought home on a spouse or partner’s work clothes.

    Against Whom is the Claim Made?

    Claims are typically brought against the employer or organisation responsible for the asbestos exposure. Even if the company is no longer in business, their insurer will handle the claim. In cases where the insurer is out of business or cannot be found, there is a government scheme (known as the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme) which may provide compensation.

    The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

    The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) offers financial assistance to individuals unable to pursue a compensation claim. This allows you to receive damages for your mesothelioma, but you must meet certain criteria to be eligible.

    Making a Mesothelioma claim

    We can discuss your case with a free initial consultation to understand your concerns, which may include taking forward your claim on a ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ basis.

    We work on a conditional fee basis, ensuring you don’t have to worry about legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

    You have a period of three years from your mesothelioma diagnosis to issue court proceedings. This is referred to as the limitation period.

    If you are making a claim on behalf of someone who has passed away, you have three years from the date of their death to bring their claim, so long as they passed away within three years of their diagnosis

    We are specialist Mesothelioma Solicitors

    Our team specialises in Mesothelioma cases. We provide expert advice and support to help you navigate this difficult time. Our dedication to delivering personalised care means you’ll feel valued and supported throughout your claim process.

    Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling complex Mesothelioma claims. We treat you as a person, not just a case number, ensuring you receive compassionate and dedicated support. Based in the heart of Hull, we combine a commercial mindset with hands-on, straight-talking legal expertise to add value to your case.

    We believe in making the claims process as straightforward as possible. Here’s how you can start your Mesothelioma claim in just seven easy steps:

    1. INITIAL CONSULTATION:
    Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
    2. CASE ASSESSMENT:
    Our solicitors will assess the merits of your case.
    3. DOCUMENTATION:
    Gather necessary medical records and evidence.
    4. CLAIM PREPARATION:
    We prepare and file your claim.
    5. NEGOTIATION:
    Engage in settlement discussions with the responsible parties.
    6. LITIGATION:
    If needed, we represent you in court.
    7. RESOLUTION:
    Secure the best possible outcome for your claim.

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