Leigh Day has a team of specialist asbestos and industrial disease claim lawyers with unrivalled expertise in the field. Our solicitors have successfully settled compensations claims in cases relating to asbestos exposure, including pleural plaques, pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Leigh Day's asbestos lawyers have secured millions of pounds in compensation in the last ten years for clients whose loved ones have died because of asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of fatal cancer that is almost entirely caused by exposure to asbestos fibre and develops in the lining of the lungs. It can take up to 30 years for health problems to develop after the original contact with asbestos. Our specialist asbestos lawyers have extensive experience in tracing companies and their insurers who may have gone out of business in the intervening years. Asbestos exposure is more common in people who have worked in the shipbuilding, insulation, boiler making and plumbing industries but teachers, caretakers, and nurses as well as schoolchildren could have worked in buildings where asbestos was used in the past. We have successfully claimed compensation for wives who washed clothes to get rid of asbestos dust and children who lived near asbestos factories.
Specialist mesothelioma lawyers
Daniel Easton who leads the industrial diseases team is recommended by the Legal 500 as being a leader in the area of industrial disease and asbestos claims, and is recognized as ‘outstandingly knowledgeable’. He advises on the Asbestos Sub-Committee of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health and in July 2008 was elected Secretary of APIL's Occupational Health Special Interest Group.
Harminder Bains is recognised as an expert in asbestos disease claims. She has over 15 years’ experience and leading directories described her as “courageous and dedicated” and “an excellent negotiator”. Her father suffered from mesothelioma. She has obtained the highest compensation award for pain and suffering and care in mesothelioma cases.
Leigh Day’s industrial claims experience
- mesothelioma claims
- asbestosis claims
- lung cancer claims
- pleural plaques claims
- latex allergy claims
- occupational asthma claims
- occupational dermatitis claims
- work-related cancer claims
- silicosis and pneumoconiosis claims
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness you may be entitled to bring a compensation claim against your current or former employer. Our lawyers have settled hundreds of asbestos claims successfully and have specialist expertise in the field of other workplace disease claims such as latex allergy.
Please contact us on 020 7650 1226
or 020 7650 1166
for a free initial consultation, or fill in our enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss your case. We are happy to visit you at your home and act on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.