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Asbestos and mesothelioma compensation lawyers

Asbestos and mesothelioma

People who have been exposed to asbestos will be unaware of any damage to their health until they experience symptoms many years later. Asbestos has been linked to many illnesses, some of which are very serious.

As many symptoms generally appear years after the exposure to asbestos it is common for people to make a claim long after their employment has ceased. Asbestos exposure can also occur outside of work for instance from overalls or from neighbouring factories.

If you have an illness resulting from exposure to asbestos at work, you have the right to seek compensation. Asbestos related illness compensation can help provide financially for those with lifelong illnesses. Only accredited injury lawyers specialising in asbestos illnesses are listed on this page.

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Miss Emma Tordoff of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Miss Helen Grady of SIMPSON MILLAR LLP in Bristol
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Fozia Hussain of THE ASBESTOS LAW PARTNERSHIP LLP in Halifax
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Solicitor and Partner at The Asbestos Law Partnership LLP and specialise in asbestos related disease claims. I have been working in this specialist area since 2002 . I trained and qualified as a Solicitor at the niche... Read more
Mrs Louise Larkin of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Liverpool
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a senior supervisor within Thompsons'  industrial disease team in Liverpool.  I have represented victims of asbestos related disease both in Scotland and England for the last 25 years.  I was previously Head of Industrial Disease,... Read more
Mr Gavin Evans of SIMPSON MILLAR LLP in Bristol
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I joined Simpson Millar LLP in September 2015 as a Partner and Head of the Industrial Disease department. I have always represented Claimants and have specialised in industrial disease claims since qualifying... Read more

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.

Diseases caused by exposure to asbestos

  • Asbestosis – a condition affecting the tissue of the lungs, this can cause a shortness of breath and carries an increased risk of developing more serious illnesses
  • Mesothelioma – a form of cancer which can develop in the outer lining of the lungs
  • Lung cancer – where cancerous tumours develop in the lungs
  • Pleural thickening - thickening and hardening of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lungs)

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.


Specialist accreditation

APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who practice in personal injury law, and who specialise in particular fields, including asbestos disease.

Specialist accreditation shows that an APIL accredited asbestos disease lawyer has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and actually specialises in this area of the law.

Asbestos disease lawyer

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