Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that can develop in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a group of naturally occurring minerals that were once widely used in construction and other industries.
Mesothelioma is a fatal disease. The average survival time after diagnosis is about 12 months. It is vital that you speak with a member of the MMW Claims team as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Essential evidence to pursue your claim needs to be obtained at the earliest opportunity. There is no cure for mesothelioma, but there are treatments that can help to relieve symptoms. These treatments include:
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be able to claim compensation. To make a claim, you will need to prove that you were exposed to asbestos and that your exposure caused your cancer.
You may have worked with an employer many years ago and were exposed to asbestos and it has since closed down. Mesothelioma can take up to 40 years to manifest itself after your exposure to asbestos. You may feel that as a result you are not able to claim. This is not necessarily true, MMW claims pursue many claims against companies that have closed down. We will ascertain if there is an insurance history for any old companies to confirm whether or not you have a viable claim.
If you have developed mesothelioma as a result of your work, you may be able to claim compensation. To make a claim, you will need to follow these steps:
Speak to one of the MMW Claims today. One of our specialist team of solicitors will advise you on the merits of your claim and what next steps are necessary to move your case forward. Once you have engaged MMW claims, we do all the work.
The next step is to get medical evidence from an expert Doctor. MMW Claims will obtain the specialist medical evidence you need. This evidence will show that you have mesothelioma and that it is work-related.
MMW Claims will also need to obtain proof of your employment history from HMRC. This will prove that you were employed with the employer who you deem responsible for your claim and rule out the possibility that you worked with another employer where you could
If the insurers do not offer you a fair settlement, you may need to take your case to court. This is a last resort, but it may be necessary if you are not able to reach an agreement with the insurers.
The amount of compensation you can obtain for mesothelioma can be significant given the severity of the condition. The team at MMW Claims will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for this condition.
In general, you can claim for the following damages:
Pain and suffering
Loss of earnings
Loss of amenities
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should speak to one of the specialist solicitors at MMW Claims to discuss your claim. We will be able to advise you on whether you have a valid claim and will help you to get the compensation you deserve.