Mesothelioma Claims

Mesothelioma Claims

We know being diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer comes as a terrible shock. Mesothelioma victims and their families have an awful lot to deal with in often quite a short space of time. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will deal with you sympathetically and promptly and on a no win, no fee agreement, so there’s no financial risk to you.

We dedicate ourselves to getting full and fair compensation for mesothelioma victims and their families as quickly as possible. We offer free home and hospital visits and are recognised as specialists by Mesothelioma UK. We are the only firm in the region with an APIL Accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist solicitor.

A full mesothelioma compensation claim service centred around your needs

We understand how debilitating your condition can be for both you and your loved ones. As mesothelioma compensation claims specialists we are passionate and determined to get the best result we can for all mesothelioma and lung cancer clients as quickly as possible.

We will be there with you all the way helping you through your mesothelioma compensation claim, standing with you and fighting your corner. We offer a full mesothelioma compensation claim service centred around your needs including:

  • a free initial consultation.
  • immediate home and hospital visits.
  • free advice and help to claim DWP state benefits.
  • no win, no fee agreements so you needn’t worry about any financial risks.
  • guarantee to keep 100% of your compensation in mesothelioma civil claims.
  • request for early interim payments.
  • seek funding for private treatment unavailable on the NHS  e.g. immunotherapy.
  • explain every part of the claims process in language you can understand.

Our specialist lawyers can also offer families of mesothelioma victims representation at any inquest.

Who is most at risk from mesothelioma in Kent and Medway?

Those most at risk of developing mesothelioma include former workers in the shipbuilding industry up to the mid-1970s, for example at the Royal Naval dockyard in Chatham. Ships were heavily loaded with asbestos insulation and asbestos parts for fireproofing. In addition, workers at the heavily asbestos lagged BP oil refinery at Isle of Grain, Kent power stations including Kingsnorth and Dartford/Littlebrook, the British Uralite asbestos factory in Higham and pipefitters and laggers employed by the asbestos lagging firm Kitsons from Barking, Essex.

Carpenters, plumbers/gas fitters, electricians and other building trades are at higher risk of developing mesothelioma because of the widespread use of asbestos insulating and fireproofing well into the 1980s. 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.

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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