Mesothelioma is a debilitating lung disease, the symptoms of which may develop years after exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
Mesothelioma is a cancerous tumour of the lining covering an organ – mesothelioma in the chest (lungs) is called pleural mesothelioma, whereas mesothelioma diagnosed in the stomach is called peritoneal mesothelioma.
Both of these types of mesothelioma are usually cancerous, with mesothelioma affecting the lungs more common than any other organ.
There are also three different types of cell which can define mesothelioma cancers – epithelial, sarcomatoid and mixed (both types of cell).
Treatment of mesothelioma can be complex and may involve surgery as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Workers who may have a higher risk of developing mesothelioma include:
Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from the risks of asbestos exposure in the workplace, including carrying out risk assessments where reasonable practicable.
Employers should also provide any safety or protective equipment needed – and arrange for employees to have any medical checks needed.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can advise workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos in the workplace on how to make no win no fee claims for mesothelioma compensation.
Workers who have been diagnosed with work-related mesothelioma have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a no win no fee compensation claim, if an employer has failed to protect a worker from developing mesothelioma – or failed to advise a worker of the risks of exposure to asbestos under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.
Because mesothelioma and asbestos-related industrial diseases can years to develop, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can help with tracing the insurers of a former employer using the Employers’ Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and records held at Companies House. Even if an employer is no longer in business or a company was taken over a former employer’s business, it is still possible to trace the Employers' Liability (EL) insurer to make a claim for mesothelioma compensation.
In some cases, mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease may only be diagnosed at post-mortem – Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors offer sympathetic and expert advice to bereaved families whose loved one has died from mesothelioma and who wish to make a no win no fee Mesothelioma Compensation Claim.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors are also able to advise on cases where the spouse or other family member of someone who worked with asbestos has developed an asbestos-related illness – such as mesothelioma asbestosis, COPD, pleural plaques, or lung cancer – as a result of coming into contact at home with work overalls contaminated with asbestos particles or dust.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors are leading firm of no win no fee lawyers and can advise victims of industrial diseases and their families on how to make mesothelioma compensation claims – including cases where a disease or degenerative condition caused by exposure to hazardous materials like asbestos or asbestos dust at work has been diagnosed years later.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors employ medical experts in industrial diseases if it is necessary to prove a link between a claimant’s employment and later being diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
Because of the limitation period for making claims for work-related mesothelioma, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors advise claimants to get in touch as soon as possible after diagnosis of mesothelioma to discuss making a compensation claim.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Mesothelioma Compensation Claims call Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.