Mesothelioma Legal Advice

Asbestos related diseases

Dangers of asbestos - Cause of Mesothelioma Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma you have probably been advised by your Chest Physician or Oncologist to seek legal advice. This is because you have the right to make a claim for compensation against those responsible for your illness.

We are specialist mesothelioma solicitors who understand that being diagnosed with mesothelioma or indeed any asbestos related disease can leave you feeling angry, upset and worried for your future.

Mesothelioma - your right to compensation

Our solicitors will give you clear practical legal advice about your right to compensation.

One of our specially trained Mesothelioma Team will discuss your compensation claim with you in a confidential and sensitive manner and provide free, no obligation help and advice, including your right to state benefits and the Dust Fund payment.

For more information about mesothelioma and your legal rights to compensation here.

2347 people died from Mesothelioma in 2010 and thousands more from other occupational cancers and diseases such as COPD (The Health & Safety Executive - Statistics 2011/12)

Why Choose our Mesothelioma Experts?

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 2016

"Simpson Millar LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and tactically aware advice’ to a longstanding and loyal union clientele. Phillip Gower is ‘very well versed in the personal injury and disease fields’ and leads the team, which handles industrial disease work for GMB and Communication Workers Union.

Simpson Millar LLP hired mesothelioma specialist Helen Grady and industrial disease practice head Gavin Evans from Thrings LLP and Asons Solicitors, respectively. Emma Costin heads the Bristol office. "

Case Example

Chemical Manufacturing worker exposed to asbestos insulation

Mr G was exposed to asbestos whilst employed by a large chemical manufacturing company in the mid-1960s to 1970s. He was exposed to asbestos as a consequence of works being carried out by fitters/laggers who were removing and replacing asbestos insulation from pipe work.

41 years later, Mr G started to experience pains in the side of his chest. His GP referred him to a chest physician and following a chest x-ray and CT scan, Mr G was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mr G instructed us so we were able to trace the insurance company for his former employers (since gone into liquidation). We then swiftly obtained an admission of liability from the insurance company despite their being limited information on which to act.

Our lawyers issued court proceedings under a fast track procedure and successfully secured over £65,000 in compensation for Mr G.

Overseas Mesothelioma compensation cases

We are currently investigating a number of overseas claims for Claimants who have worked in the UK and have since moved abroad and been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition. Please contact us on freephone: 0808 129 3320 if you are now living abroad, but may have been exposed to asbestos in the UK.

Make an enquiry

Call our Mesothelioma compensation helpline today on freephone: 0808 129 3320 or use our free, no obligation, online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.


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Gavin Evans | Partner &  Head of Industrial Disease | Simpson Millar LLP

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