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Asbestosis compensation claims solicitors: mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma compensation: asbestos exposure UK legal claims, for mesothelioma & asbestosis conditions, by independent specialist solicitors with 26 years' track record in success getting clients proper compensation following asbestos exposure at work. 

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Solicitors here pursue compensation claims for mesothelioma and asbestos disease for clients throughout the UK, in Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, China, Poland, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Germany & elsewhere, against all UK employers, including in London, Birmingham, Southampton, Plymouth, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Gosport, Havant, Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Medway and all UK industrial cities. 

Types of occupation where exposure to asbestos has occurred
Over the last 100 years asbestos has been commonly used in numerous industrial processes and occupations. 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.


Successful claims & settlements over decades for: 


  • Telephone engineers
  • Heating engineers
  • Lab technicians
  • Laggers
  • Carpenters
  • Dockers
  • Non-asbestos factory employees
  • Asbestos factory employees
  • Construction workers
  • HM Dockyard workers
  • Marine engineers
  • Plumbers
  • Merchant navy cadets
  • Merchant navy deck officers
  • Refractory bricklayers
  • Power station workers
  • Aerospace workers
  • Window fitters
  • General builders
  • Insulation engineers
  • Boilermen
  • Fitters

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"Specialists in handling asbestos-related claims on both a domestic and international level. Advise on claims arising from a variety of industries, and assists numerous clients based overseas who were originally exposed to asbestos while in the UK." Chambers: Clients’ Guide To The Legal Profession 2013/14


"Mesothelioma claims are a niche area in which they excel."


“Humphreys & Co. has a prominent industrial disease and injury unit .... "outstanding’.... leading specialists ..... hugely knowledgeable about asbestos-related matters ... ‘very professional’ ...... ‘compassionate’ .... provides service ‘of the highest order’. Legal 500 Clients' Guide

"I can't tell you how thrilled we are at the outcome of this, for me anyway, marathon.  We are so very grateful to you, you have been outstandingly patient in getting me through the paperwork and so very professional."

Our clients keep 100% of their damages: no deductions

Asbestos exposure: settled claims (last 2 years to April 2013) (to be updated): 

Pleural thickening (provisional damages)

£45,000

26.04.2013

Mesothelioma

£210,000

08.04.2013

Mesothelioma

£130,000

28.03.2013

Pleural thickening (provisional damages)

£40,000

27.03.2013

Mesothelioma

£255,000

14.03.2013

Mesothelioma

£70,000

18.02.2013

Mesothelioma

£100,000

13.11.2012

Mesothelioma

£180,000

08.11.2012

Mesothelioma

£110,000

07.11.2012

Mesothelioma

£250,000

30.10.2012

Pleural thickening (provisional damages)

£40,000

10.10.2012

Asbestosis (provisional damages)

£32,500

01.10.2012

Mesothelioma

£292,500

28.09.2012

Asbestosis

£40,000

27.09.2012

Mesothelioma

£220,000

21.09.2012

Mesothelioma

£100,000

06.09.2012

Pleural thickening (provisional damages)

£35,000

20.09.2012

Asbestos-related lung cancer

£91,376

23.07.2012

Mesothelioma

£73,080

03.07.2012

Mesothelioma

£147,181

01.06.2012

Mesothelioma

£185,000

22.06.2012

Mesothelioma

£120,000

06.06.2012

Mesothelioma

£174,000

30.05.2012

Mesothelioma

£82,116

05.04.2012

Mesothelioma

£232,801

21.03.2012

Mesothelioma

£500,000 (net)

13.03.2012

Mesothelioma

£200,000

13.03.2012

Asbestosis

£9,234

13.03.2012

Mesothelioma

£111,000

24.02.2012

Pleural thickening

£8,827

23.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£165,000

17.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£112,040

15.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£320,000

10.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£180,000

06.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£210,000

06.02.2012

Pleural thickening (provisional damages)

£9,072

02.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£108,350

02.02.2012

Mesothelioma

£165,000

31.01.2012

Mesothelioma

£160,000

23.01.2012

Mesothelioma

£95,000

11.01.2012

Mesothelioma

£120,000

03.01.2012

Talk through your situation at no cost with somebody at partner level today. We have decades of experience of winning settlements from major employers on behalf of our claimant clients.

Humphreys & Co. are pleased to support the North Bristol NHS Trust Mesothelioma Research Fund and the Avon Mesothelioma Foundation.

Our clients keep 100% of their damages: no deductions


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 are pleural plaques? 
These are areas of inflammation which affect the pleura. Minor asbestos exposure can still result in pleural plaques. Plaques do not generally cause pain or breathlessness and can be asymptomatic although their presence can cause anxiety.  




"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."

"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."

"Thank you for your speedy work on behalf of T... I am very happy that you have contributed to him having an easier passage during this traumatic time." (Client from Queensland exposed to asbestos in Watford)

""For my part I am so grateful that you answered my SOS in the beginning. You carried me through the most difficult time of my life and I will always remember your support and belief."

"Thank you for all your help... You have been very patient with me... I hope that you will be as successful with other claimants."

"It is a great relief that there should be such a satisfactory outcome and without going to trial. This is in no small way due to the excellent way in which you have handled the case."

"May I say how impressed we are with the way you have dealt with us. Everything seems to be carried out so fast and with such clarity."

"Thank you so very much for all that you have done, right from that very first phone call you made to me at 11pm at night when we were all so desperately sad about my Dad's news- you were so very kind. Thank you. There are no words to say how much we appreciate what you have done for us." (Auckland, New Zealand)

"Thank you for explaining the process to us. I cannot believe we have gotten to this stage, you have been wonderful and we appreciate your work on Dad's behalf and are very grateful for your constant communication keeping us updated at every step of the way." (Republic of Ireland)

"I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us... your speed and efficiency... We have always felt you have dealt with us in a kind and considerate manner."

"Thank you both very much for all the good work that you have done on my behalf. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with such wonderful people. I feel I will be sadly lacking if I were not to express my gratitude, not just for your quite apparent professional knowledge of cases such as mine but for the extra mile you both were prepared to go to ensure my peace of mind." (Cape Town, South Africa)

"Thank you so much for visiting Dad this morning, we appreciated the sincere, professional and compassionate manner in which you led the meeting." (Bristol)

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