Mesothelioma compensation settlements : asbestos exposure UK legal claims for mesothelioma & asbestos-related lung cancer conditions

Legal support following diagnosis for patients in Bristol, London, Swindon, Birmingham, Southampton, Plymouth, Newport, Manchester, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Gosport, Cardiff, Havant, Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Medway and most UK industrial cities.

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Decades of experience of winning high compensation settlements from industrial employers for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Sensitive, understanding legal support

Independent solicitors with 25+ years’ track record in getting clients high compensation awards after asbestos exposure at work

UK Law Society accredited specialists

Chambers UK rankings 2016/17 National Band 1: Peter Montgomery

The Legal 500 2016/17: Key figures at specialist asbestos claim firm Humphreys & Co. include Peter Montgomery, who is ‘an expert’ in mesothelioma claims.

We would both like to say thanks for all your help, support and compassion in dealing with the case. You made the process very easy for us and we appreciate your kindness.

Compensation can be available for asbestos-related lung cancer & pleural thickening conditions

Employers who have paid our clients asbestos compensation

Mesothelioma – 100% damages paid with no deductions

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Mesothelioma claims are a niche area in which they excel

Mesothelioma claims are a niche area in which they excel

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Mesothelioma, asbestosis & asbestos compensation claims solicitors. Specialists. High compensation settlements & awards in mesothelioma & asbestos disease claims.

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Successful mesothelioma & asbestos-related lung cancer claims settlements for effects of unlawful asbestos exposure over decades for patients and their families throughout the UK, and those now living in Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, China, Poland, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Germany & elsewhere, against UK employers, including in Bristol, London, Swindon, Birmingham, Southampton, Plymouth, Newport, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Gosport, Cardiff, Havant, Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Medway and most UK industrial cities.

Decades of experience of winning high claims settlements from industrial employers for our UK & international clients

‘outstanding’…. leading specialists ….. hugely knowledgeable about asbestos-related matters … ‘very professional’ …… ‘compassionate’ …. provide service ‘of the highest order’

I cannot find words to express my thanks for everything you have done for us. We would both like you to know how grateful we are for the way in which you have conducted our case. You have brought it to a satisfactory conclusion in such a short time and have made it easier than we ever thought possible. 

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I was recommended  to use Humphreys & Co. and in particular Mr Peter Montgomery. Well, in amongst all of my dark days since then, Peter and his staff have been shining lights and have conducted and concluded a fairly complex case with compassion and total professionalism along with speed and efficiency.


I accepted an out of court settlement and my case is now complete. I would recommend Humphreys & Co. without any reservation. Everything they do and the way they conduct themselves is first class.
” (Southampton)

Successful claims & settlements over decades

Mesothelioma fatal £150,000 Sep 2017
Mesothelioma £190,000 Aug 2017
Diffuse pleural thickening £60,000 Aug 2017
Mesothelioma fatal £225,000 Jul 2017
Mesothelioma fatal £95,000 Jun 2017
Pleural thickening £80,000 May 2017
Mesothelioma £130,000 May 2017
Mesothelioma fatal £155,000 Apr 2017
Mesothelioma £185,000 Aug 2016
Mesothelioma £325,000 Jun 2016
Mesothelioma fatal £300,000 May 2016
Mesothelioma fatal £98,000 Apr 2016
Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £84,611 Mar 2016
Mesothelioma £290,000 Mar 2016
Mesothelioma £85,000 Mar 2016
Pleural thickening £35,000 Mar 2016
Mesothelioma £191,000 Feb 2016
Mesothelioma fatal £183,691 Jan 2016
Diffuse pleural thickening £35,000 Jan 2016
Mesothelioma fatal £155,000 Dec 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £172,000 Dec 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £150,000 Dec 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £286,000 Dec 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £95,000 Nov 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £200,000 Nov 2015
Mesothelioma £158,000 Oct 2015
Mesothelioma £220,000 Oct 2015
Mesothelioma £200,000 Sep 2015
Mesothelioma £148,000 Aug 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £286,000 Aug 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £60,000 Aug 2015
Asbestosis £20,000 Jul 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £83,750 Jul 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £85,000 Jun 2015
Mesothelioma £150,000 Jun 2015
Mesothelioma £195,000 May 2015
Mesothelioma £175,000 May 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £196,798 Apr 2015
Mesothelioma £150,000 Mar 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £295,000 Mar 2015
Mesothelioma £200,000 Mar 2015
Mesothelioma £440,000 Mar 2015
Asbestos-related lung cancer fatal £62,500 Mar 2015
Diffuse Pleural Thickening £30,000 Mar 2015
Mesothelioma fatal (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £125,603 Feb 2015
Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £148,961 Feb 2015
Mesothelioma £182,500 Feb 2015
Mesothelioma fatal £125,000 Jan 2015
Mesothelioma fatal  (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £66,402 Jan 2015
Mesothelioma £50,000 Jan 2015

Over the last 100 years asbestos has been commonly used in numerous industrial processes and occupations.Occupations involving exposure to asbestos

Those in the following occupations regularly came into contact with airborne asbestos fibres: aerospace workers, architects, auto mechanics, boilermen, brake mechanics, building superintendents, carpenters, construction trades, deck officers, demolition trades, electricians, engineers, heating engineers, insulators,labourers, lab technicians, laggers, machinists, marine engineers, masons, merchant marine seamen, naval personnel, pipe fitters, plumbers, power station workers, refractory brick layers, roofers, sheet metal workers, shipyard workers, spouses of exposed workers, steamfitters, telephone repairmen tilers, welders and window fitters.

What is mesothelioma?

This is a malignant condition of the pleura. The main symptoms are shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss, and there is often a pleural effusion apparent on chest x-rays. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by a biopsy of the pleura with immunohistochemistry staining. Mesothelioma can be caused by minimal asbestos exposure, and the latency period between exposure and symptoms is on average 30 to 40 years.

What is asbestosis?

This is a type of fibrosis affecting the lung. Asbestosis can cause breathlessness and a cough. It is usually caused by relatively heavy asbestos exposure. Asbestosis and pleural plaques or thickening may occur together. There are differing degrees of asbestosis. The disease can degenerate although this is not inevitable.

What is diffuse pleural thickening?

This usually affects the visceral pleura at the base of the lungs.  Breathlessness and chest pains are typical symptoms.  Respiratory function is impaired.

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