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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation Claims

If you have been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result, the symptoms of the condition will have a huge impact on your life. If you’ve been in contact with asbestos due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering and financial loss.

Hudgell Solicitors is here to support and advise you in getting the access to justice you deserve, and to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Asbestos-Related Diseases

Working with asbestos can be highly dangerous. Asbestos is known to lead to a variety of serious illnesses, which can have severe long-term effects on your quality of life.

Our experienced team can also help you to access industrial benefits if you or your loved one has any of the following conditions:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer with asbestosis
  • Lung cancer without asbestosis if there has been extensive occupational exposure to asbestos in specified occupations
  • Diffuse pleural thickening

Specialists in Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims

Our industrial disease experts have extensive knowledge of asbestos-related diseases and are highly experienced in managing the claims process and taking the stress away from you. This gives you the assurance that when you choose us, you'll be guided throughout your case and any answers or uncertainties you have will be taken on by your lawyer.

  • Our team of experts support you throughout your claim and have vast amounts of experience in claims relating to industrial disease.
  • We work relentlessly to ascertain the cause of your illness and when it happened, we will also gather any required supporting evidence that will support your case and it's outcome.
  • We will provide you with support as well as access to multiple asbestos related support groups, so you can be sure that you have the access to the care you need.




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How to Make an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Claim

Whether you or your loved one has been exposed to asbestos, the first step to making a claim for mesothelioma compensation or other asbestos-related diseases is to get in touch using our online claim form.

From here, one of our specialist mesothelioma and asbestos solicitors will arrange a confidential, no-obligation discussion of your circumstances. If you feel like making a claim is right for you, our dedicated team will be there every step of the way to guide you through your asbestos compensation claim.

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How Much Will My Asbestos Claim Cost?

All asbestos and mesothelioma cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money upfront and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, we can guarantee that you get to keep 100% of your compensation. There are special court rules in place relating to asbestos illness claims, which enable us to offer this agreement and give you the justice you deserve.

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Our Asbestos and Mesothelioma Expert

Meet Terry Wilcox, Solicitor

Terry has worked in personal injury claims and more recently acting on trade unions on industrial disease claims. Terry first started working in law in 1981 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to these types of claim.

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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos was once described as the magic mineral; however, it can release fibres which when inhaled are known to cause very serious illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Before the dangers of asbestos were known, this mineral was widely used in the construction industry being used for insulation, flooring, roofing and more. Due to this, most asbestos exposure has occurred in industrial type industries, such as construction and mechanics, or in professions like electricians, firefighters, insulators, plumbers, and railroad workers.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer. It develops in the lining that covers the outer surface of some of your organs, mainly affecting the lining of the lungs. However, it can also affect the stomach, heart, or testicles.

Mesothelioma is linked to asbestos exposure and, unfortunately, it is rarely possible to cure.

What Related Diseases Can You Get From Asbestos?

Asbestos can cause diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, laryngeal cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, pleurisy and atelectasis to name a few. It is extremely important to seek medical attention and legal advice immediately if you believe you have been exposed to asbestos.

How Does an Asbestos Compensation Claim Work?

Once you have appointed a specialist asbestos solicitor, the compensation process begins with a detailed investigation surrounding the asbestos exposure. By conducting interviews and reviewing evidence, your solicitor will assess whether the exposure could have been avoided and examine other important factors such as whether the correct protective equipment was issued.

A typical mesothelioma or asbestos claim will involve actions such as a detailed assessment of medical notes as well as consultations with a variety of the best medical experts. These experts will report on the standard of care that should have been used, as well as the potential causes of the mesothelioma or other disease.

Your solicitor will issue the correct paperwork to the courts. If your case must go to court, they will be there with you every step of the way to provide you with support and guidance.

What Financial Help is Available to People with Asbestos-related Illnesses?

People in the UK who have asbestos-related conditions can apply for industrial injuries benefits, including government compensation schemes. For that, the amount you are awarded will depend on your age and date of diagnosis. Hudgell Solicitors specialises in the full spectrum of asbestos claims.

If you believe that you have developed an asbestos-related sickness as a result of being exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. You need to appoint a solicitor in order to investigate your claim. Your health may have been at risk if you have been exposed to asbestos at work, especially for elongated periods of time.

Mesothelioma claim amounts will vary depending on the case. The judge will typically award damages based on the following factors:

  • The amount of pain and suffering
  • Whether care, nursing, and assistance is required
  • Hospice costs if the condition deteriorates
  • Whether extra equipment is required in the home
  • Loss of earnings as well as future income and pensions
  • There are more influential considerations that can affect the amount of compensation awarded, such as for the families of those affected.

    Therefore, the mesothelioma compensation amounts awarded in the UK will differ although the damages awarded can be considerable.

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