Asbestos and mesothelioma claims

“Thank you so much for all the time and trouble you have spent on our behalf. We are very grateful.”

Mrs. H Portsmouth
Our Personal Injury team has experience in pursuing compensation claims for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma against your employers, even if they are no longer trading.

Exposure to asbestos (usually in an industrial workplace) can lead to mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the external lining of the lungs (pluera), or less commonly the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) or hear (pericardium).  At present there is no cure for mesothelioma but treatment can ease symptoms and can extend survival. 

Compensation claims for mesothelioma can also be made by the wives of industrial workers, and other family members, who were exposed to asbestos carried on the clothes of their husband, father, or even sons.  Compensation has also been sought for those who have been affected by simply having lived close to factories, and were exposed to asbestos dust which escaped into the atmosphere.

Our specialist Personal Injury team lawyers are experienced in understanding how to investigate such cases, so that we can prove that your mesothelioma was the result of negligence by an employer.  We will advise you if you have a claim and advise and support you and your family throughout the process.

Our compensation claim may pursue financial help with support for the family, including hospice and care costs. 

Clients have chosen BL Claims Solicitors to handle their asbestos-related mesothelioma compensation claims because:

  • We have experience in handling cases related to asbestos exposure
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We assist with getting financial and physical support as soon as possible
  • We have a specialist team dedicated to personal injury cases 


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Related Knowledge & Resources

Increase in payments under the Government's Mesothelioma scheme


Certain Mesothelioma sufferers and their dependants are set to receive up to an additional £54,000, thanks to new compensation rules. Claims brought under the Government's Mesothelioma Payment Scheme see new rules which match compensation claims.

Nottingham Forest Manager, Stuart Pearce, backs new asbestos campaign


Stuart Pearce, the former England footballer, added his backing to a new Health and Safety Executive campaign highlighting the ongoing danger of exposure to asbestos.

Government plan further review of funding for Mesothelioma Claims


The Government will undertake a further review into the way Mesothelioma claims are funded. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos and tragically even a small amount of exposure to asbestos can lead to the disease.

Providing support to those affected by exposure to Asbestos

Our specialist personal injury team have a wealth of experience handling asbestos claims. One of our experts Julia Prior discusses her experiences settling claims for mesothelioma - the most deadly asbestos related disease.

New disclosure procedure in mesothelioma cases

The case of Yates v Commissioners, in regards to the procedure for the disclosure of HMRC employment schedules in respect of deceased persons outside the scope of issued court proceedings.

Asbestos beware: just one fibre can be lethal

I was astonished to see that burglars had stolen equipment contaminated with asbestos in Weston Lane, Southampton.

The Mesothelioma Bill: Does it go far enough?

Our industrial claims specialists comment on the Mesothelioma Bill which has recently had its third reading in the House of Lords.

Exposure to Asbestos dust

Our experts have a lot of experience helping people who's health has been affected by asbestos. In this case Mr Y was exposed to asbestos after working on a ship as an electrician. Here is an overview of the case and the result