Are you or a family member suffering from mesothelioma? Or has a loved one died from mesothelioma? Brachers are experienced in handling mesothelioma compensation claims in Kent and the Medway towns (including Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood , Rainham, Sittingbourne and Sheppey) sensitively and sympathetically.
As solicitors we dedicate ourselves to obtaining full and fair compensation for mesothelioma victims/their families as quickly as possible. We are recognised as specialists by Mesothelioma UK. We are the only firm in Kent, Sussex or Surrey with an APIL Accredited Occupational disease Specialist and APIL Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist solicitor.
We work on a ‘no win-no fee’, guaranteeing that you keep 100% of any mesothelioma compensation awarded in a civil claim. Brachers solicitors can also offer families of mesothelioma victims representation at any inquest.
If you are not sure about making a mesothelioma claim why not call us for a free no obligation consultation. We are happy to take over claims from other solicitors.
Who is most at risk from mesothelioma in Kent and Medway?
Those most at risk of developing mesothelioma are former workers in the shipbuilding industry up to the 1980s, for example at the Royal Naval dockyard in Chatham in Medway, Kent. Ships were heavily loaded with asbestos insulation and asbestos parts for fireproofing.
In addition, all types of construction workers in Kent and Medway are at higher risk of developing mesothelioma because of the widespread use of asbestos insulating and fireproofing well into the 1980s. Those engaged in the manufacture of asbestos products are also at higher risk. Regionally the incidence of mesothelioma is particularly high in areas of previous shipbuilding. In the South East the highest incidences of mesothelioma are in Medway, Barking and Dagenham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton, Eastleigh and Havant.
When can compensation for mesothelioma be obtained?
Mesothelioma compensation can often be obtained by claims against a former employer or their insurer or sometimes a building occupier/their insurer. It needs to be shown that they negligently exposed the mesothelioma sufferer to asbestos. Generally significant asbestos exposure without proper precautions will be found negligent from the mid 1960s and sometimes earlier.
There is a “one fibre rule” for mesothelioma claims, which can make obtaining compensation easier. Even if there were various employers exposing the sufferer to asbestos, because in theory one asbestos fibre can potentially cause the disease, the law does not require the claimant to prove which particular employer caused the mesothelioma.
Brachers supports Action Mesothelioma Day 2017
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