Lung Cancer Claims

UK employers’ poor track record of protecting workers – such as those engaged in heavy industry, manufacturing and construction – from inhaling asbestos dust has left many trade union members at risk of contracting asbestos-related lung cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and worked in an industry where asbestos exposure was commonplace, it’s vital to appoint an expert solicitor to handle your case. As a trade union member you may have access to our specialist solicitors if it’s part of your union legal service.

Proving the link between asbestos and a lung cancer diagnosis is challenging and complex, not least because a number of other factors – often smoking – can cause the disease. If asbestosis, another asbestos-related illness, is also present alongside lung cancer it will generally be accepted that the lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Where asbestosis is not present, your lawyer will need to establish that you suffered prolonged or excessive exposure to asbestos during your occupation.

Thompsons is the leading asbestos litigation law firm in the UK. Our experts work with lung cancer sufferers and their families to carry out thorough research into their employment history and gather robust evidence to prove when and where they were put at risk, bringing hundreds of cases for compensation to a successful conclusion every year.

“Thompsons were fantastic. They sat down with me and went through my employment history in detail to help work out exactly when I had been in contact with asbestos and that meant I could make a compensation claim.” Charlie, trade union member