Asbestos Claims

Are you a victim of an asbestos related disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust? Our solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve and assist you to claim state benefits in addition.

What is asbestos disease?

Asbestos related diseases (most typically pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma) are caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust. Each disease can take decades to develop symptoms, which often include breathlessness, a dry cough, wheezing, fatigue, and finger clubbing. The final outcome depends on the type of disease diagnosed. Our solicitors specialise in every type of asbestos claim – make an online enquiry today.

What is the impact of asbestos exposure?

Despite being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos continues to have life-long impacts on those who have been exposed. Most commonly, asbestos-related conditions affect those who worked within the construction, ship building/repair and manufacturing industries between the 1930s and 1970s. A wide cross section of working people were exposed to asbestos in this period, including:

  • Shipwrights and shipbuilders
  • Boilermakers
  • Plumbers
  • Fitters
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Asbestos strippers

Asbestos was also used extensively in schools, hospitals and other workplaces, which means a whole range of people were exposed to asbestos dust over the years. If you suspect you have an asbestos related disease, we suggest you make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

Can I get compensation for asbestos exposure?

Even if the employer no longer exists it is still possible to pursue an asbestos claim by tracing the insurers on risk at the time you were exposed to asbestos. A claim for compensation can also be made for a family member who has died of an asbestos related disease; this would normally have to be done within three years of their death, although there are exceptions to this rule.

How do I start an asbestos compensation claim?

If you suspect you have an asbestos related condition, we suggest you make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Contact specialist asbestos lawyer John Hall today on 023 8082 0526 for further advice.

I knew from day one that John was on my side and I would say to anyone thinking about instructing him, don’t hesitate, he’s such a lovely bloke and he’ll do you proud.

Mr B - Engineering officer aboard oil tankers in the 1960s and 1970s

What can I expect from Trethowans’ asbestos solicitors?

We are client focused and use our skills to obtain the best possible asbestos claim compensation in the shortest possible time.

In 2017/18 we recovered £1.75m in asbestos claim compensation for our clients. Our asbestos solicitors will fight hard for you and your family in the fast moving and complex area of asbestos law and will meet with you and your family as soon as we are instructed, working with you to form an effective case for your asbestos claim.

No win no fee asbestos compensation claims

All of our cases are funded on a no win, no fee basis and unlike many asbestos lawyers, we do not deduct a success fee from your compensation. John Hall is a specialist asbestos solicitor with over twenty years’ experience acting on the behalf of victims of asbestos disease, first as a partner with a national trade union law firm and, for the last four years, as head of occupational disease here at Trethowans.

You won’t be disappointed with our legal advice and guidance. Our Personal Injury Team was recognised among the best in the South, and received the award for Team of the Year against tough competition at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards.

Contact John Hall today on 023 8082 0526 for expert help and guidance on your particular asbestos compensation claim. We have offices in Salisbury, Southampton, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester. More often than not, John meets his clients at their homes, both across the South and further afield.

Meet the team

John Hall

Partner
Southampton

Emily Thompson

Trainee Solicitor
Poole