Roberts Jackson solicitors are committed to supporting people affected by asbestosis related conditions. Experienced in handling mesothelioma claims for both sufferers and their family members, we can provide you with a compassionate and dedicated legal service at this upsetting time in your life, and will make sure you are fully compensated for its impact.
Who can claim for mesothelioma compensation?
Anyone affected by mesothelioma has the opportunity to pursue a claim for compensation, including:
- If you are suffering from the condition
- If a close relative has passed away from mesothelioma in the past 3 years
Roberts Jackson will help you to achieve a payout for any pain and suffering, as well as for any financial and medical setbacks that have been caused by the condition.
Legal support for the individual and the family
People tend to be diagnosed with mesothelioma in the later stages of the disease, as the symptoms can take decades to arise. Therefore, many sufferers choose not to pursue mesothelioma claims, fearing that the process will take too long or impact upon their life.
However, it is important to remember that claims for mesothelioma sufferers are usually fast tracked through court. Our solicitors also work hard to build and pursue these compensation claims as quickly as possible, and settle them before they reach this stage, allowing you to access the financial support you require swiftly.
Compensation for a deceased relative
Mesothelioma lawyers at Roberts Jackson also work on behalf of close relatives affected by the passing of family members. We can help to claim compensation for the pain and suffering felt by your loved one as well as for any financial losses caused by the condition, so that you can get your life back on track once again.
Mesothelioma Claims FAQ’S
If you or someone you love has breathing difficulties, please read our Mesothelioma FAQs.
Here we have provided information about the condition to help you identify whether you or someone close to you has the respiratory disease. We have also outlined the legal help and support Roberts Jackson can offer to people suffering from mesothelioma, along with details on the simple and straightforward claims process you can expect from our solicitors.
What causes mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. When the fibres are inhaled, they can gather and irritate the mesothelial tissue lining the organs. Overtime, this can cause mesothelioma to develop, a rare form of cancer of the mesothelial cells.
What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?
Common warning signs of mesothelioma include:
- Pleural effusions
- Dry cough or wheezing
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Abdominal pain
Sadly, people often think they are suffering from asbestosis symptoms when they are actually dealing with mesothelioma. So, if you or someone close to you is dealing with any breathing problems, it is vital to contact a medical specialist to determine its cause.
Who is most at risk of suffering from mesothelioma?
Those who have been knowingly or unknowingly exposed to asbestos at some point in their life are at risk of mesothelioma. Our specialists often deal with people who have:
- Worked in close proximity to asbestos
- Lived with someone who worked with asbestos
- Lived in close proximity to an asbestos factory
How long does it take for mesothelioma to appear following asbestos exposure?
Mesothelioma will usually come about decades after a person’s initial asbestos exposure, typically between 15 to 50 years. People with mesothelioma may be aware or unaware of their previous contact with the hazardous fibres, or may disregard asbestos as the cause due to the long time period between their exposure and their condition.
What should people worried about mesothelioma do?
Anyone suffering from mesothelioma symptoms should look to get an official diagnosis from a medical specialist. They will be able to determine whether or not you are suffering from mesothelioma or another respiratory condition, and provide you with access to any medical treatment and support that you need to make life with the condition a little better.
What should you do after an official diagnosis?
If you, a family member or friend has been officially diagnosed with mesothelioma, medical treatment will often be given.
People with mesothelioma may also be entitled to receive compensation for the impact the condition has had on their life. Roberts Jackson specialises in handling mesothelioma claims. So, you can rely on our team to determine the exact cause of your condition, build a strong case against the responsible party and get you the compensation you deserve as swiftly as possible.
As we understand that dealing with mesothelioma can be incredibly emotional and stressful, our team will work hard to keep the claims process simple and straightforward for you, while being mindful of any special needs and requirements you have.
Someone in my family has passed away from mesothelioma. Can I still make a claim?
If a family member or partner has sadly passed away from mesothelioma – which has been caused by the negligence of another person – Roberts Jackson can help you to claim for wrongful death.
We fully understand that compensation won’t be able to take away any of the grief or anguish, however it can provide you with access to the financial support you need following your loss. Our solicitors will be able to help you claim for the following:
- Mental anguish from the loss of friendship, comfort and support
- Expected loss of income of your loved one
- Expected loss of protection, care and assistance
- Any medical treatment and care for the person who has sadly passed away
Why turn to Roberts Jackson solicitors?
The Roberts Jackson team are highly experienced in pursuing mesothelioma claims against asbestos manufacturers and employers who have failed to protect people from asbestos inhalation.
As we are committed to achieving justice and compensation for all our clients, we will use our expertise to build a strong claim on your behalf and contact the responsible party or insurance company. The team will also provide an approachable, friendly and professional legal service, while making sure that you are fully aware of any updates or developments made throughout the process.
Contact us for a free initial consultation
If you would like to find out more about our legal services, please feel free to contact us on 0800 001 4496. During your consultation with a member of our team, we will take the time to listen to you, advise on the options available and provide detailed information on our claims process.