Helping you claim compensation for mesothelioma
‘If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma you need help and advice from a dedicated specialist. Our lawyers are experts in mesothelioma claims.’
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, often decades earlier. Asbestos was widely used in building and industry and is still present in many locations throughout the UK. Sadly, around 2,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year, and the rate of mesothelioma is still increasing. If it happens to you or a loved one, while nothing can adequately compensate you, we can help you secure compensation for mesothelioma.
We can offer you a no win no fee agreement. You will have nothing to pay up front and no deductions from your compensation.
A dedicated approach to mesothelioma claims
Should you be diagnosed with mesothelioma, one of our lawyers will visit you at a time to suit you and your family, and guide you through the process of your mesothelioma claim.
- Pinpointing the cause
Mesothelioma develops many years after being exposed to asbestos. You may even struggle to remember where and how it happened. We have an in-depth knowledge of where asbestos was used, and will ask the right questions to help jog your memory. We are also specialists in tracking down old companies and their insurers, and have often succeeded where other law firms have failed.
- Guidance on whether you should you claim
The government has introduced a mesothelioma compensation scheme which means that if you were exposed to asbestos at work and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after 25 July 2012 you should receive compensation. However, the scheme will not pay out in full. We will guide you through your claim for compensation for mesothelioma, and advise you on how the government scheme operates.
- Making successful mesothelioma claims
We typically secure compensation of £100,000 or more. While nothing can compensate for what you are going through, a successful claim can help take care of you and your family. We aim to conclude your claim as speedily as possible, often within six to nine months – if not sooner.
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“What the team is known for: Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.”” Chambers 2017 Somerset
“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds
“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East