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If you have been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, Trethowans is a law firm that can help you make a successful compensation claim.
Our asbestos team is proud to offer legal help for asbestos lung cancer claims on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will not deduct a success fee from your compensation, so you always receive the full amount you are owed.

Specialist legal support throughout your asbestos lung cancer claim
According to recent NHS statistics, there were 47,941 new lung cancer cases in 2017. The main cause of lung cancer is smoking. However, when combined with asbestos exposure, smoking can multiply the risk of developing lung cancer. This means that a person who has smoked, and been exposed to asbestos, is at a much higher risk of developing lung cancer than a person who has only been exposed to asbestos, or who has smoked.

Furthermore, the NHS notes that one out of every seven people diagnosed with lung cancer each year have never smoked. It is recognised that asbestos on its own can cause lung cancer.

In order to prove that a person’s lung cancer has been caused by asbestos exposure rather than their smoking, there needs to have been a high level of exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in assessing whether a person’s exposure to asbestos meets the required levels.

Why choose Trethowans?
Our asbestos lung cancer solicitors can still help you pursue a compensation claim against the relevant insurer even if your employer is no longer in business. In some cases, it is also possible to make a claim if a family member has died as a result of asbestos lung cancer.

For expert ‘no win no fee’ legal advice from our dedicated and knowledgeable team of asbestos and pleural thickening solicitors, contact John Hall today on 023 8082 0526.

  • Yes. It is possible to claim on the behalf of a family member who has passed away as a result of an asbestos-related disease, permitted that you have proof of diagnosis and that their time of death was no longer than three years ago. If you are looking to bring an asbestos claim on the behalf of a deceased relative, don’t hesitate to contact our asbestos solicitors today for expert legal advice and guidance.

  • Yes, however, smoking can make your asbestos claim more complex. You will likely have to prove that your disease is a result of asbestos dust inhalation rather than smoking, for example, a certain number of asbestos particles being present in your lungs. If you’ve developed an asbestos-related disease but are concerned about your history of smoking, we can help. Our asbestos solicitors are highly experienced in all types of asbestos claim and are happy to advise you further.

  • As a general rule, you have three years from the moment of being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease to make a claim. There are exceptions, so it’s worth contacting our asbestos solicitors to discuss your individual situation. Contact head of asbestos claims, John Hall, on 023 80820526.

  • This depends on the quality of evidence we are able to obtain about asbestos exposure, the need to establish a certain asbestos disease diagnosis, whether or not we need to obtain expert engineering or nursing care evidence, etc. We will always push living mesothelioma cases hard if we are instructed to obtain compensation during the sufferer’s lifetime. It is not unusual for us to settle such a case within three to six months from first instructions – we work hard to achieve the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time. Pleural thickening cases generally take between a year and eighteen months to conclude. Lung cancer and asbestosis claims generally require a great deal more evidence so it can take longer to reach a settlement, sometimes up to three years from the start of the case. If you are looking to pursue an asbestos compensation claim, we can help. Contact head of asbestos claims here at Trethowans, John Hall, on 023 80820526.

  • At Trethowans, our asbestos lawyers operate on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything unless your asbestos claim is successful. Unlike many other asbestos solicitors, we also do not deduct a success fee, which means that you are entitled to receive 100% of your compensation.

  • First, we advise that you seek an official diagnosis from a doctor – this will make a successful asbestos claim easier to achieve. Once you have a diagnosis, then your next step should be to seek expert legal advice from a trusted law firm. To arrange a consultation with John Hall, head of asbestos claims here at Trethowans, don’t hesitate to call 023 80820526, or submit an online enquiry form and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible. What can I claim for? Compensation typically covers the following: The illness and its effects Care and assistance Aids and equipment The costs of replacing services such as gardening, DIY etc Income loss past and future Medical and associated expenses immunotherapy and other private medical treatment

  • Due to the serious nature of asbestos-related diseases, death before the case is resolved can be a valid concern for those wanting to make a claim. However, rest assured that it is possible for the executor of your Will to settle your asbestos claim on your behalf after you have gone, giving your family financial security. We have specialist private client lawyers who can help with Wills, and obtaining Grants of Probate / Letters of Administration, where required. Specialist asbestos lawyer, John Hall, has provided support for a number of families in these same circumstances, and will give you with the very best advice on how to proceed with your claim

  • It is very rare for asbestos to go all the way to court although our specialist lawyers will routinely issue proceedings in the Royal Courts of Justice (High Court) asbestos list to keep cases moving forwards quickly.