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Recent Payouts

Road Traffic Accident Claims
A taxi driver - £60,000
Mr. A - £35,000
Ms. P - £30,000
Mr. M - £50,430
Mr. P - £19,152
Mr. F - £17,500
Mr. K - £40,404.40
Mr. X - £65,000
Industrial Deafness Claims
Mr. P - £13,000
Mr. P - £4,800
Mr. W - £4,500
Mr. H - £3,800
Mr. JW - £4,000
Mr. F - £5,000
Mr.W - £2,473.80
Mr. C - £7,500
Mr. K - £4,959.57
Accidents At Work Claims
Mr. M - £17,078.22
Ms. K - £57,500
Mr. S - £48,000
Mr. E - £20,000
Mr. R - £13,500
Mr. M - £3,000
Medical Negligence Claims
Ms. M - £15,000
Mr. M - £5,000
Mrs. W - £22,500
Mrs. B - £90,000
Mrs. A - £15,000
Serious Injury Claims
Mr. S - £35,000
Mr. Y - £1.4 Million
Mr. M - £264,676.58
Ms J - £100,000
Ms. B - £10,500
Miss F (minor) - £30,000
Mr. H - £75,000
Mr E - £60,000
Mr. A - £30,000
Mr. M - £35,000
Payment Protection Insurance Claims
Ms. E - £8,199.88
Mr. W - £7,920.09
Mrs. L - £7,126.16
Mrs. M - £7,819.29
Mr. L - £6,618.57
Mr. C - £5,009.37
Mr. B - £2,902.31
Mrs. N - £10,329.19
Mr. W - £7,268.27
Mr. G - £22,073.82
Mr. K- £8,458.03
Mr. F - £22,526.80

Asbestos Claims

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral and was first mined over 4000 years ago. However, it was not until the end of the 19th century that the mining of Asbestos became very prominent in modern industry. The mining of Asbestos peaked worldwide in the mid 1970’s.

Asbestos has many unique properties and uses and because it is relatively inexpensive, industry historically has used Asbestos in many forms. However, despite it’s obvious benefits, workers using or working with Asbestos have for decades been exposed to the dangers associated with inhalation of Asbestos dust and fibres.

Many industries in which Asbestos was historically used exposed their workers and members of the public to high levels of Asbestos dust and fibres without any regard for their health and safety.

The Health & Safety Executive reported in 2009 that there were in excess of 4,500 deaths recorded in the UK which were directly related to Asbestos exposure. This in modern times is unacceptable.

The conditions associated with Asbestos exposure are:

  • Mesothelioma (a form of cancer commonly affecting the outer lining of the lung)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Plaques

The above conditions result in varying degrees of injury and associated symptoms. Pleural Plaques will not normally cause any degree of physical disability and will only be detected after the sufferer has undergone a chest x-ray or a CT scan of the chest.

Pleural Thickening and Asbestosis can often restrict the lung capacity and this can result in shortness of breath and tiredness on exertion. Both these conditions often continue to deteriorate after a diagnosis has been made.

Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer are by their very nature the two most serious conditions associated with Asbestos exposure. Both these conditions can invariably result in the significant reduction of life expectancy of the person suffering with the condition.

However, the other conditions listed above can also have a serious debilitating affect on the sufferer and their families.

Despite knowledge in the early 20th century that Asbestos carried with it major health risks, many industries failed to put in place relatively inexpensive measures to ensure Asbestos exposure was prevented or minimised.

Industries where Asbestos exposure is frequently encountered are:

  • Steel Works and Foundries
  • Power Stations, Power Plants, Boiler & Turbine Houses
  • Factory Environments
  • Construction Industry
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Insulation and Fire Proofing Industry
  • Manufacturing of Asbestos Products
  • Demolition and Construction Disposal
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance

At MRH Solicitors we have a dedicated team within the specialist industrial disease department which has extensive experience of pursuing claims for damages, that is compensation, against negligent employers on behalf of the victims and their families of Asbestos related illness.

Any person suffering with Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer can expect to meet with a specialist from the specialist industrial disease department within 24 hours of first making contact with MRH Solicitors, no mater where you reside in the UK.

MRH Solicitors have in place the resources and the expertise to ensure any victim of Asbestos related illness and their families are fully advised and the claims process can be tailored to suit their needs. We use only the leading medical experts and care professionals to ensure compensation is maximised for our clients.

Furthermore, the team at MRH Solicitors have seen at first hand the catastrophic effects that Abestos related illness can have on victims and their families. Therefore, each case is dealt with as a priority and with minimal inconvenience to the client. MRH Solicitors have a policy of putting in place an individual case plan for each client to ensure their individual needs are met and that the client is fully compensated.

In addition to pursuing the negligent employer, MRH Solicitors will also ensure that clients are fully advised in relation to applying for and receiving state benefits which many sufferers of Asbestos related illness are entitled to receive. MRH Solicitors will assist in this process which is often daunting and over-whelming.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring a claim against an employer who is no longer trading?

Yes, a claim can be pursued if the insurers of the company can be identified. MRH Solicitors have access to various resources to assist in identifying insurers of defunct companies.

  • I was last exposed to Abestos many years ago, can I still succeed with a claim?

Illness from Asbestos exposure can occur up to 35 years or longer after the last exposure to Asbestos occurred. Therefore this is not a bar to making a claim.

  • I was given respiratory protection to protect me from the inhalation of Asbestos, does that mean I cannot claim?

Even if respiratory protection was provided to you at some point during your employment, this does not mean you cannot still succeed with a claim.

  • I think I was exposed to Asbestos, but I am not sure?

At MRH Solicitors, we have an extensive bank of information relating to the likely instance of Asbestos exposure in most industries. One of our team will be able to advise you on whether your employment was likely to involve exposure to Asbestos.

  • I have been diagnosed with Pleural Plaques due to Asbestos exposure can I still make a claim?

In short, unless the exposure to Asbestos occurred in Scotland, the answer is no. The House of Lords has ruled that Pleural Plaques does not constitute an injury which should be compensated. However, we still recommend you to contact the specialist industrial disease department at MRH Solicitors for further information and advice.

If you have been diagnosed with an Asbestos related condition and you wish to seek professional advice on the claims process, then please contact the MRH Solicitors industrial disease team on 01204 535 333 or fill out our online form to submit your query online for our team to call you within 24 hours.

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Our team has specialist expertise across a range of legal services offering individuals and businesses honest advice and support.

  • Personal Injury Claim
  • Accidents At Work
  • Asbestosis Claims
  • Medical Negligence
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Payment Protection Insurance
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