Trusted Mesothelioma Solicitors
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and serious malignant tumour of the pleura and is also commonly found in the lining of the abdominal cavity and heart. Almost all cases of Mesothelioma are linked to exposure to airborne asbestos dust and can affect people who have had very little or intermittent levels of exposure to airborne asbestos dust. If you or a member of your family have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, our Lincolnshire based team may be able to help you claim compensation.
Nigel Askew Solicitors specialise in fatal mesothelioma claims and have over 20 years experience in successfully winning asbestos related compensation claims on behalf of our clients.
If you would like to discuss a new mesothelioma claim with us, please call us on 01507 609027 today.
Lincolnshire teacher diagnosed with Mesothelioma
In the UK, approximately 2,600 people are diagnosed with Mesothelioma each year, according to figures published by Cancer UK.
Of these 2,600 new cases of mesothelioma each year, the majority are people who have knowingly worked with asbestos during the course of their careers. However, dozens of unsuspecting teachers are also diagnosed every year.
In 2016, 32 teaching professionals and 8 school support staff died because of mesothelioma.
In Lincolnshire, Elizabeth Belt who was a local teacher, passed away due to Mesothelioma. She had spent decades of her life as an art teacher, pinning her pupils’ art to school notice boards which were made from asbestos. She had no idea that she was being exposed to low levels of asbestos every day and sadly passed away as a result.
Now the UK National Education Union is campaigning for all asbestos to be removed from the UK’s 33,000 schools.
Mesothelioma Solicitors in Lincolnshire
The period after receiving a diagnosis of Mesothelioma can be an extremely emotional, stressful and worrying period for all involved and compensation is often the last thing on your mind. However, if you were exposed to asbestos dust during your employment, including as a teacher, you may be able to claim compensation.
The mesothelioma solicitors at Nigel Askew Solicitors in Lincolnshire have many years experience in helping clients diagnosed with mesothelioma, claim the compensation they a rightfully due.
How much compensation can be claimed?
There is usually a three year period from the date of a diagnosis with mesothelioma or from the date you first linked your mesothelioma symptoms with your exposure to asbestos dust. However, claims for mesothelioma are extremely complex so if you are unsure if you can make a claim then please contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today and one of our expert mesothelioma solicitors will be able to advise you on the merits of your potential claim.
How much will it cost to make a Mesothelioma Claim?
The amount awarded in compensation for a specific asbestos related condition is based on a set of national guidelines. The general amounts of compensation awarded for mesothelioma claims range from £61,400 to over £110,000.
However, the total amount of compensation that may be awarded to you can be significantly more than this. Factors that are taken into account include the severity of your asbestos related condition, if you have lost earnings as a result of your condition, if you have any dependents and the cost of your current and future medical care.
Time limits involved in claiming compensation
As with most claims for personal injury, there is a 3 year period from the date of your accident or injury in which you are able to make a claim for compensation.
When it comes to asbestos and mesothelioma claims, this 3 year period starts from either the date of a formal diagnosis by a consultant or from the date you first linked your mesothelioma symptoms with your past exposure to asbestos dust.
However, claims for mesothelioma are extremely complex so if you are unsure if you can make a claim then please contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today and one of our expert mesothelioma solicitors will be able to advise you on the merits of your potential claim.
Contact us to discuss a Mesothelioma Claim
Our team of expert mesothelioma solicitors represent clients in Louth, Lincoln, Grimsby, and Scunthorpe and across the entire county of Lincolnshire.
If you would like to discuss a new Lincolnshire mesothelioma claim with us, please call us on 01507 609027. We offer all new asbestos clients a free and no obligation initial consultation, during which we will discuss the merits of your potential mesothelioma claim and will aim to answer any questions you may have.
We handle all asbestos claims with the utmost care and compassion, and work hard to support you and your family through what is an emotionally testing period.
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A floor tiler, working in the 1960’s and 1970’s, contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to airborne asbestos dust.
We acted for a lady who contracted mesothelioma even though she had never herself worked with asbestos.