What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is the term used for a cancer that normally presents in the mesothelial tissue that covers internal organs such as lungs and in the abdomen that surround the digestive system.
Asbestos is the cause of many cases of Mesothelioma, and many people who suffer with it would have come into contact with asbestos through their work often many years ago. It is likely that the number of cases of mesothelioma in the UK each year will rise due to the continued use of asbestos in industries from the 1940s through to the 1970s and employees not realising that they were in contact with and/or harmed by the asbestos until the condition presents itself, often many years after contact.
Mesothelioma does not have many symptoms in the early stages. Symptoms that can become apparent once the cancer progresses include, but are not limited to:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Losing weight and not eating properly
- Hard to swallow
- Stomach pains
What trades are most at risk of developing Mesothelioma?
You may be at risk of developing mesothelioma if you worked in the manufacturing, building, carpentry, shipbuilding, engineering or construction industries particularly in the 1940s through to the 1970s.
This trade list is not exhaustive, and just because your trade is not listed it does not mean you are unable to make a claim. If you are concerned that your Mesothelioma was caused by your employment a number of years ago, please contact T G Baynes for an informal chat to see how we can assist you.
Can I make a compensation claim for Mesothelioma? - What may I be entitled to if I am suffering with Mesothelioma?
Due to their individual nature, claims for Industrial Diseases vary in severity, and this is also the case with a claim for Mesothelioma. With our extensive experience in managing such claims, we can say that the more severe that your Mesothelioma is the more compensation tends to be awarded, but that each case and claim is different in many ways and individual to the person bringing it.
How do I make a compensation claim for Mesothelioma?
Having broad experience in helping other people claim for Mesothelioma, T G Baynes’ solicitors understand what an incredibly worrying time this is for you and your family.
By nature, claims like this can sometimes be more complicated than other personal injury claims, mainly because of the time that has lapsed between when you were employed and when the symptoms of the Mesothelioma became apparent.
You can be assured that T G Baynes’ team of expert solicitors will guide you through the process of making a claim for Mesothelioma caused by your previous employment and will advise what we can do on your behalf to claim the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to.
We ensure that we listen to your needs and concerns at this difficult time, advising you of the most appropriate process to follow to ensure the right result for you, whilst ensuring you are given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim.
T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. If you would like to speak to us about making a Compensation Claim, please call us on 020 8301 7777 or email email@example.com