Mesothelioma compensation: asbestosis: solicitors with a long track-record of successful compensation outcomes

Asbestos compensation claims representation in England & Wales following diagnosis for patients UK-wide & internationally.


in asbestos-related claims (claims for the effects of exposure of workers to asbestos, leading to mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and pleural thickening).

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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.

I have found you to provide an extraordinarily high level of professionalism whilst dealing with our asbestos claim; always communicating with understanding.

Independent solicitors with 30+ years’ track record in securing for clients high compensation awards following asbestos exposure at work.

Rhiannon Davies (Lead Partner)
Stephen Burbidge (Consultant)
Peter Montgomery (Consultant)

The department is led by seasoned personal injury lawyer Rhiannon Davies. Stephen Burbidgeand Peter Montgomery are other very longstanding and experienced specialist asbestos claims solicitors in our team.

To make a claim for compensation for mesothelioma contracted at work, you must meet these criteria:

  1. Mesothelioma diagnosis: You must have a diagnosis of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.
  1. Exposure to asbestos: You must have been exposed to asbestos in the course of your employment. This exposure may have been direct, such as handling asbestos materials, or indirect, such as inhaling asbestos fibers in the air.
  1. Employer’s responsibility: Your employer must have had a duty of care to protect your health and safety at work, and must have failed to take adequate precautions to prevent your exposure to asbestos.
  1. Time limits: You must make your claim within three years of your mesothelioma diagnosis, or within three years of the date when you became aware that your mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos.

If you meet these criteria, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. It’s important to seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor who has experience in handling mesothelioma claims. They will be able to assess your case and advise you on the strength of your claim and the compensation you may be entitled to.


My father has asked me to thank you for your services with regards to his claim, although the compensation is gratefully accepted it’s no comparison than being fit and healthy, at least now he has the funds available to help him over the coming months. I too would like to thank you and your team.

I would like to thank you for all your efforts and hard work on our behalf in obtaining this settlement

Just a short email to thank you and your team so much for all your hard work regarding our brother’s asbestosis claim, we are very grateful for all the hard work you put into bringing it to an end.

You have been very reassuring, considerate and prompt in your dealings with me during a difficult period in my life, and you have been efficient and highly effective in your dealings with the organisations involved in my case, leading to positive outcomes for each of my claims.

I very much appreciate the high quality of service you have provided.  Your professionalism, diligence, kindness and compassion has been outstanding.  We hope that going forward this may set a precedent that will help other families in this same sad situation.  

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“The personal injury team at Humphreys &Co. specialises in representing clients suffering from lung cancer, pleural thickening and mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos. The team’s work includes acting for individuals who worked directly with asbestos, as well as those who did not but were exposed in their places of work. Practice head Stephen Burbidge has focused on this area for decades, with Fabio Seccatore also specialising in these types of claims.”


“The team at Humphreys & Co. is renowned for asbestos-related claims, with one client observing that it has ‘the greatest expertise in this area of law in the region‘. Lawyers at the firm are well versed in cases involving asbestos-related lung cancer, pleural thickening and mesothelioma.” UK Law Society accredited specialists This is to advise you that the payment has been made into my bank account and I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the efficient and prompt service in this matter. Many thanks.

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I take this opportunity to thank you for all of your work on our case. One of the reasons dad chose to work with Humphreys was the professional and approachable attitude of Peter when he visited dad back in 2014. You have carried on that same approach with us and we thank you for your help over the last few years.

Decades of experience

Winning high compensation settlements from industrial employers for mesothelioma patients and their families. Final settlement cheque arrived today. Thank you for a quick and efficient  service from you and your team. Should we require your services in the future we will not hesitate be in touch. I will be passing on our comments regarding the excellent service received from yourselves.

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I would like to thank you for you hard work and help. Without you we would have been lost. Thank you for all your support and expert advice. 

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    Successful mesothelioma compensation & 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.

    Our specialist mesothelioma compensation legal team offers:

    • unlimited no-charge initial telephone advice
    • initial home assessment visit & later home visits
    • “no-win-no-fee” claims representation
    • leading-firm rank in “The Legal 500” and “Chambers Guide” 2023/24
    • decades of experience in asbestos claims
    • long track record of success for claimants
    • extensive database of historic evidence in previous claims
    • acting fast to try to achieve quick results
    • working for clients from all over the UK and abroad
    • the highest levels of professionalism and sensitivity.

    Decades of experience of winning high mesothelioma compensation & asbestosis claims settlements from industrial employers for UK & international claimants

    ‘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. 

    Mesothelioma compenation no-win-no-fee

    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)

    Compensation for asbestos exposure causing illness

    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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    Mesothelioma compensation solicitors: mesothelioma compensation & asbestosis claims & settlements over decades:

    Mesothelioma (“Meso”) £170,000 Mar 2024
    Meso £245,000 Feb 2024
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £70,000 Feb 2024
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £61,250 Jan 2024
    Mesothelioma £180,000 Jan 2024
    Asbestosis   £82,190 Dec 2023
    Meso £175,348 Dec 2023
    Meso £170,000 Dec 2023
    Asbestos-related lung Cancer £100,000 Nov 2023
    Asbestosis   £30,000 Oct 2023
    Meso £100,000 Oct 2023
    Meso £205,000 Sep 2023
    Meso £160,000 Jul 2023
    Meso £470,000 Jun 2023
    Asbestosis   £70,000 Apr 2023
    Asbestosis   £60,605 Apr 2023
    Meso £140,000 Mar 2023
    Meso £135,000 Mar 2023
    Meso £125,000 Mar 2023
    Asbestosis   £30,000 Feb 2023
    Asbestosis   £50,000 Feb 2023
    Asbestosis   £55,000 Jan 2023
    Meso £740,000 Jan 2023
    Meso £145,960 Dec 2022
    Meso £160,000 Dec 2022
    Meso £165,000 Nov 2022
    Meso £270,000 Nov 2022
    Meso £175,000 Nov 2022
    Asbestos-related lung cancer   £95,000 Sep 2022
    Meso £166,537 Sep 2022
    Meso £315,000 Aug 2022
    Meso £270,000 Aug 2022
    Meso £195,000 Aug 2022
    Meso £130,382 July 2022
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £75,851 May 2022
    Meso £160,000 Mar 2022
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £50,000 Feb 2022
    Meso £175,000 Feb 2022
    Meso   £75,000 Feb 2022
    Meso £230,000 Jan 2022
    Meso £130,000 Jan 2022
    Asbestosis £135,000 Nov 2021
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £27,000 Oct 2021
    Meso £280,000 Oct 2021
    Meso £160,685 Sep 2021
    Meso £320,000 Sep 2021
    Meso £175,000 Sep 2021
    Meso   £90,000 Aug 2021
    Meso £420,022 Jul 2021
    Meso £355,000 Jun 2021
    Meso £110,000 Mar 2021
    Meso £110,906 Feb 2021
    Meso £335,000 Feb 2021
    Asbestosis   £55,000 Dec 2020
    Meso £275,000 Oct 2020
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £67,680 Oct 2020
    Meso £140,000 Sep 2020
    Meso £213,000 Sep 2020
    Meso £120,000 Sep 2020
    Meso £420,000 Aug 2020
    Asbestosis   £39,000 Aug 2020
    Meso £250,000 Jul 2020
    Meso £105,000 Jul 2020
    Meso £145,960 May 2020
    Meso £155,000 Feb 2020
    Meso £100,000 Feb 2020
    Meso £175,000 Jan 2020
    Asbestosis   £38,250 Jan 2020
    Meso £225,000 Dec 2019
    Meso £250,000 Dec 2019
    Meso   £75,000 Nov 2019
    Meso £268,820 Nov 2019
    Meso £420,000 Nov 2019
    Meso   £95,000 Oct 2019
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £40,000 Oct 2019
    Meso £121,213 Sep 2019
    Meso £100,000 Sep 2019
    Meso £160,000 Aug 2019
    Meso £210,000 Aug 2019
    Asbestosis/diffuse pleural thickening   £38,462 Jul 2019
    Meso £190,000 Jul 2019
    Asbestosis   £39,017 Jul 2019
    Meso   £60,000 Jun 2019
    Meso £145,000 Jun 2019
    Meso   £55,000 Jun 2019
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £50,000 Jun 2019
    Meso £250,000 Jun 2019
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £33,000 May 2019
    Meso £285,000 May 2019
    Meso £246,038 May 2019
    Meso £265,000 May 2019
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £145,960 Apr 2019
    Meso £110,000 Apr 2019
    Meso   £84,773 Mar 2019
    Meso £132,000 Nov 2018
    Meso £152,500 Oct 2018
    Meso £185,000 Oct 2018
    Asbestosis £180,000 Oct 2018
    Meso £152,500 Sep 2018
    Meso £225,000 Sep 2018
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £168,048 Sep 2018
    Meso £266,620 Aug 2018
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £116,874 Jun 2018
    Meso £187,500 Apr 2018
    Meso £300,000 Apr 2018
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £145,960 Jan 2018
    Meso £230,000 Dec 2017
    Meso £142,500 Nov 2017
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £20,000 Nov 2017
    Meso £150,000 Oct 2017
    Meso £156,250 Sep 2017
    Meso £190,000 Aug 2017
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £60,000 Aug 2017
    Meso £225,000 Jul 2017
    Meso £240,000 Jul 2017
    Meso   £95,000 Jun 2017
    Pleural thickening   £80,000 May 2017
    Meso £130,000 May 2017
    Meso £155,000 Apr 2017
    Meso £185,000 Oct 2016
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £126,075 Sep 2016
    Meso £300,000 Sept 2016
    Meso £185,000 Aug 2016
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £145,960 Aug 2016
    Meso £325,000 Jun 2016
    Meso £300,000 May 2016
    Meso   £98,000 Apr 2016
    Meso   £85,000 Apr 2016
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014)   £84,611 Mar 2016
    Meso £290,000 Mar 2016
    Meso   £85,000 Mar 2016
    Pleural thickening   £35,000 Mar 2016
    Meso £191,000 Feb 2016
    Meso £183,691 Jan 2016
    Diffuse pleural thickening   £35,000 Jan 2016
    Meso £172,000 Jan 2016
    Meso £155,000 Dec 2015
    Meso £172,000 Dec 2015
    Meso £150,000 Dec 2015
    Meso £286,000 Dec 2015
    Meso £229,000 Dec 2015
    Meso   £95,000 Nov 2015
    Meso £200,000 Nov 2015
    Meso £195,000 Nov 2015
    Meso £158,000 Oct 2015
    Meso £220,000 Oct 2015
    Meso £200,000 Sep 2015
    Meso £125,000 Sept 2015
    Meso £148,000 Aug 2015
    Meso £286,000 Aug 2015
    Meso   £60,000 Aug 2015
    Asbestosis   £20,000 Jul 2015
    Meso   £83,750 Jul 2015
    Meso   £85,000 Jun 2015
    Meso £150,000 Jun 2015
    Meso £195,000 May 2015
    Meso £175,000 May 2015
    Benign pleural effusion     £9,000 May 2015
    Meso £196,798 Apr 2015
    Meso £150,000 Mar 2015
    Meso £149,163 Mar 2015
    Meso £295,000 Mar 2015
    Meso £200,000 Mar 2015
    Meso £440,000 Mar 2015
    Asbestos-related lung cancer   £62,500 Mar 2015
    Diffuse Pleural Thickening   £30,000 Mar 2015
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £125,603 Feb 2015
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014) £148,961 Feb 2015
    Meso £182,500 Feb 2015
    Meso   £50,000 Feb 2015
    Meso £118,603 Feb 2015
    Asbestos-related lung cancer   £76,195 Feb 2015
    Meso £125,000 Jan 2015
    Meso (Mesothelioma Act 2014)   £66,402 Jan 2015
    Meso   £50,000 Jan 2015

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