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Asbestos, mesothelioma and industrial disease claims

Personal injury team of the year 2016

"You have a proud reputation of fighting for the underdog - this award recognises your dedication and your skills."
- Delia Venables


Asbestos lawyers

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 throughout the UK whose loved ones have died because of asbestos exposure.




Mesothelioma claims

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 and Harminder Bains lead the asbestos and mesothelioma team.

Joint head of the industrial disease team, Daniel Easton is recognised as a leader in the area of asbestos compensation claims by both major legal directories. The legal 500 recently described him as a “renowned asbestos litigator”.

Daniel is elected co-ordinator of APIL’s Occupational Health Specialist Group.

Joint head of the industrial disease team, Harminder Bains is an expert in asbestos claims. She has over 20 years’ experience and has a “superb track record”. Her father suffered from mesothelioma. She has obtained the highest compensation award for pain and suffering in mesothelioma cases in the UK.

Vijay Ganapathy was awarded the title of Industrial Disease Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for his outstanding work in this area. He holds specialist accreditation by APIL for asbestos and occupational disease claims and was appointed by them to act as Assessor for others seeking similar accreditation. He is a member of the Asbestos in Schools group and is active in various other charities.

Asbestos lawyers in Manchester and Liverpool

Kevin Johnson is one of the North West's most experienced occupational disease claims lawyers. He has 20 years' experience of representing people suffering from occupational diseases. He is an APIL Fellow and accredited occupational and asbestos lawyer, and a Law Society accredited personal injury lawyer. He acts for mesothelioma victims in Liverpool, Manchester and the North West region.

Manchester-based partner Helen Ashton  has extensive experience in the field of asbestos and mesothelioma claims.

Leigh Day’s industrial claims experience

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, 0151 244 5628 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’.

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