Thompsons has been fighting and winning asbestos disease cases longer than any other UK law firm. We won the first case brought to the House of Lords in 1972 and, since then, we have secured hundreds of thousands of pounds of compensation for trade union members diagnosed with asbestosis every single year.
Our specialist asbestos disease team manages the largest register of asbestos exposure in the UK, built up as a result of our extensive litigation in asbestos-related disease cases. The register gives us a comprehensive list of employers and institutions responsible for exposing people to the substance. If the company responsible for your asbestos exposure no longer exists, we may be able to take action against their insurer.
We can also help you identify where you were exposed, if you are unsure, and find witnesses to help support your claim. If you would like to make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away while suffering from an asbestos related disease, the register can help us identify where they may have been exposed so that we can start legal proceedings against those responsible.
Where asbestosis is not present, your lawyer will need to establish that you suffered prolonged or excessive exposure to asbestos during your occupation.
Making a lung cancer claim through your union legal service is completely free of charge and you will receive 100% of any compensation secured, unlike high street law firms and claims companies who will take a portion of your award.