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Mesothelioma Claims

Our expert asbestos solicitors can help current and retired trade union members claim compensation for mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Claims

Thompsons won the first successful case for asbestos disease compensation in 1972, and has been involved in every major test case since.

Each year, around 2,500 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma (sometimes referred to as ‘meso’), a fatal form of cancer which is caused by asbestos.

Mesothelioma takes a long time to develop, often 40 years or more for symptoms to show, so being diagnosed with the disease often comes as a complete shock. It is a devastating reminder of the UK’s legacy of asbestos.


Make a claim and keep 100% compensation

While no amount of money can ever give you back your health, asbestos compensation can help support you and your family.

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or have lost a loved one to the disease, and would like to make a compensation claim, we are here to help. You can make a mesothelioma claim completely free of charge through your union legal service and you’ll keep 100% of any compensation awarded.

In contrast, if you were to make the same claim through a high street solicitor or personal injury claim firm, legal fees would be deducted from your compensation.


Time limits for mesothelioma claims

With some limited exceptions, you must make a claim within three years of your mesothelioma diagnosis. If you are making a claim on behalf of a deceased family member, you must make a claim within three years of their death, or the date of which you became aware that their death was as a result of mesothelioma. Make sure you get in touch as soon as possible to start your claim.


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“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

Why you should trust Thompsons Solicitors with your mesothelioma claim

Thompsons Solicitors is a member of the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel, which recognises the firm’s significant expertise in fighting for the rights of asbestos victims.

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We’ve signed the Mesothelioma Patient Charter which promotes the highest standards of care and legal advice for mesothelioma patients and their families. It calls on the government and employers to maximise services, funding, safety and prevention to protect and support those who have been exposed to asbestos.

We have specialist asbestos lawyers who are wholly committed to helping trade union members and their families to bring cases for compensation after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Our dedicated lawyers fight hard and with compassion to bring cases to a swift and successful conclusion, signposting victims to sources of further specialist care and support.


We have an industry-leading register of asbestos exposure

We have long track record of tracing employers and insurance companies and holding them to account on behalf of those who have suffered from mesothelioma. Our industry-leading asbestos register provides our experts with an extensive database of the most common places of asbestos exposure and potential list of potential witnesses to support your claim.

We also have detailed records of the companies that insured these employers, so we can bring a claim against the insurer if the company you worked for is no longer operating. If you aren’t sure where you came into contact with asbestos, our experts can help you identify where you may have been exposed.

If you have sadly lost a loved one due to mesothelioma, our register can help us identify where they may have been exposed to asbestos. This information will help us work with you to bring a claim for compensation on their behalf.


We have dedicated and compassionate experts

We will work tirelessly to track down the relevant people in order to make your asbestos claim and secure the compensation you deserve.

We understand that mesothelioma is a debilitating condition, so we will make every effort to make the claims process as easy as possible for you.

Once you have given us the key information about your exposure and signed your statement, you can nominate a family member to manage the day-to-day running of your claim.  

We also understand that travelling may be difficult for you, so we won’t require you to come to our offices for meetings. We can discuss your case over the phone or via video call and, if it is safe to do so, come to meet you in your home or any other location you prefer.


Get in touch

Get in touch with your union legal service today to start your mesothelioma claim.