Asbestosis & mesothelioma claims

When microscopic particles of asbestos are inhaled it can result in terrible diseases that may take between 10 to 50 years to fully develop. Asbestosis is one disease contracted through the inhalation of asbestos whereby the microscopic fibres attach themselves to the lung tissue and cause scarring as well as prompting the body into an immune response that is futile against the asbestos fibres. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs due to the inhalation of toxic substances, most often asbestos and commonly affects the lungs, although other organs can be affected.

Shires Law can help you to receive compensation for both Asbestosis claims and Mesothelioma claims, it is not too late! We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.SYMPTOMS

Typical symptoms of Asbestosis include:

Symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear for 20 – 50 years but when they do they include:


The award for your claim depends firstly on which disease you have contracted as a result of asbestos inhalation, and secondly on how severely the disease affects you. A Mesothelioma claim could result in damages in the region of £35,000 to £84,000, whilst an Asbestosis claim might amount to £31,000 to £68,000 in compensation. We will be able to give you a more accurate valuation once you have got in touch and we have assessed your Asbestosis/ Mesothelioma claim.


Claims as a result of asbestos inhalation can be a lengthy process due to the nature of the incident. Most symptoms do not occur until 10 – 50 years after the initial inhalation of the microscopic asbestos fibres. This can mean looking into an individuals work history in order to pinpoint the job where asbestos was first inhaled. Many of these employers may not exist anymore, however a claim can still be pursued by tracing their insurer. These factors make it virtually impossible to estimate a time for an Asbestosis or a Mesothelioma claim but rest assured that our lawyers will do everything they can to conclude your claim in a time efficient manner.


Our solicitors are on hand to get started with your Asbestosis/ Mesothelioma claim, contact us immediately by calling 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.


Assuming you have already seen a doctor and have been diagnosed with either Asbestosis or Mesothelioma we can help you with compensation. For more information on your condition, you can consult with any of the following organisations; The British Lung Foundation, Cancer Research UK or The Health and Safety Executive.