Asbestos Disease

Industrial Disease Law

Asbestos Disease

If you or your family have suffered mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease our expert lawyers can help you get the compensation and treatment you need and deserve through a “no win no fee” supported claim. 

A full asbestos compensation claim service centered around your needs

We understand how debilitating your condition can be for both you and your loved ones, especially where, as with mesothelioma, the prognosis is terminal.  As asbestos and mesothelioma claims specialists we are passionate and determined to get the best result we can for our clients as quickly as possible. We will be there with you all the way helping you through your asbestos disease claim, standing with you and fighting your corner. We offer a full asbestos compensation claim service centered around your needs including:

• a free initial consultation.
• immediate home and hospital visits offered.
• free advice and assistance to claim DWP state benefits.
• no win no fee agreements to avoid any financial risk to you.
• guarantee to keep 100% of your compensation in mesothelioma civil claims.
• requesting early interim payments.
• seeking funding for private treatment unavailable on the NHS  e.g. immunotherapy.
• explaining every part of the compensation claim process in a language you can understand. 

Local asbestos compensation claims specialists you can trust

We are the leading firm in the region specialising in obtaining compensation for victims of asbestos diseases led by a partner solicitor who is the only APIL Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist in Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey and the Medway towns. We are recognised as mesothelioma claims specialists by Mesothelioma UK.

If you or a family member has suffered an asbestos-related disease - like mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or diffuse pleural thickening - we have the experience and specialist expertise you need to help you through the process and meet your family’s needs - now and in the future.

Why is asbestos disease still happening? 

The rate of asbestos diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma is still continuing at its peak level in Kent and nationally. Tragically in the UK more than 5,000 people a year die from mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. This is still happening because although widespread use of new asbestos virtually ceased by the early 1980s, asbestos diseases usually do not develop until 30 to 50 years or more after the exposure.

Jeremy Horton

Jeremy is the lead Partner of Brachers' Personal Injury and Industrial Disease teams. He specialises in serious and complex personal injury claims, usually for claimants, but occasionally for defendants. Jeremy is the only APIL Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist in Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey and the Medway towns.

Jeremy obtained a first class honours degree in Law from Nottingham University in 1989. He trained with Collyer Bristow between 1990 and 1992 and joined Brachers upon qualification, specialising in personal injury work.

For seven years he worked for defendants/insurers. Since 1999 he has acted mostly for claimants.

Having acted on both sides, Jeremy has a good understanding of the way his opponents are thinking. He is a member and accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is currently the only solicitor in Kent, Essex, Sussex or Surrey to be accredited by them as an Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist.

As team leader part of his time is spent as a supervisor ensuring the team delivers a first-class service.

Jeremy is an active member of his local church and legal adviser to Gravesham Street Pastors. He has recently taken up running and ran the Brighton half marathon for Mesothelioma UK.

Jeremy specialises in:

  • Industrial and occupational disease claims
  • Asbestos and mesothelioma claims
  • Psychiatric injury and work stress claims
  • RSI / WRULD
  • Fatal accidents and serious personal injury claims
  • Head and brain injury claims

Client Testimonials

"It was a pleasure to work with Jeremy. He gave us the strength to pursue this matter. He is the ultimate professional and his friendly, sympathetic manner encouraged us every step of the way."

Sue, widow of mesothelioma victim

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all your hard work, professional support, compassion and guidance. It was helpful knowing that you were with us on what was a long and emotional journey."

Frances, widow of mesothelioma victim

"Excellent - could not have asked for a better service. Jeremy was understanding, kind and thoughtful. He was very patient with me and respected my decisions. He made a difficult situation bearable. Thank you."

Barbara, widow of mesothelioma victim

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