Asbestos Related Injuries/disease

Have you or a member of your family been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease?

Asbestos injury

At Rogers & Norton Solicitors we specialise in Mesothelioma and other asbestos related disease claims in all industries and in all areas of the country. Need advice call and speak to a member of our team now. Call 0800 7834035 or submit an online enquiry by clicking here now.

We believe in providing clients and their family members with a tailored and supportive legal service to achieve the best outcome. You can expect expert legal advice, a no win no fee service and home visits. We understand that clients have individual needs and by visiting you in your home or somewhere convenient to you we can address your needs from the start.

Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening have devastating effects on both individuals and their family members. Not only are we experts in dealing with the legal aspects of making a disease claim, we also understand that our clients often require assistance with other aspects of care and support. At Rogers & Norton, we look to assist our clients by liaising with other agencies and organisations to help manage their critical needs.

  • Mesothelioma

    Rogers & Norton Solicitors are experts in handling cases relating to asbestos disease and can assist you in pursuing your claim.

    • Mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells that cover many of our internal body organs. There are two main types – pleural mesothelioma in the chest and peritoneal mesothelioma in the abdomen. It is the most dangerous of the asbestos related conditions in that it can affect people who have had very little or intermittent levels of exposure to asbestos.

    Mesothelioma Symptoms

    • Shortness of breath
    • Pain in the lower back or side of chest
    • Coughing and sickness
    • Loss of appetite and weight loss

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical advice immediately.

    Mesothelioma Compensation

    The court now operate a specialist fast track scheme, Master Whittaker’s List to enable all mesothelioma claims to go before a judge quickly. Our experienced team are ready and waiting to speak with you to discuss your potential claim. Contact us on 0800 7834035, mail web@rogers-norton.co.uk or submit an online enquiry form here.

  • Asbestos Lung Cancer

    Rogers & Norton Solicitors are experts in handling cases relating to asbestos disease and can assist you in pursuing your claim.

    • Asbestos lung cancer is the most common type of cancer found in those who have had a prolonged exposure to asbestos. It develops through the surrounding tissue invading and obstructing air passages. The time between exposure and the occurrence of lung cancer is often 20 to 30 years or more and varies from individual. Please note that there is a multiplying effect between asbestos and smoking which can increase a persons chances of getting lung cancer.

    Lung Cancer Symptoms

    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain
    • Coughing
    • Dry cracking sounds in the lungs when inhaling
    • Weight loss
    • Lack of or difficulty sleeping

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical advice immediately.

    Our experienced team are ready and waiting to speak with you to discuss your potential claim. Contact us on 0800 7834035, email web@rogers-norton.co.uk or fill in our on line enquiry form.

  • Asbestosis

    Rogers & Norton Solicitors are experts in handling cases relating to asbestos disease and can assist you in pursuing your claim.

    Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease characterized by a scarring of lung tissues, which leads to long-term breathing complications. It is a slowly progressive disease with a development period of 15 to 30 years or more.

    Asbestosis Symptoms

    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain
    • Coughing
    • Dry cracking sounds in the lungs when inhaling
    • Weight loss
    • Lack of or difficulty sleeping

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical advice immediately.

    Our experienced team are ready and waiting to speak with you to discuss your potential claim. Contact us on 0800 7834035, email web@rogers-norton.co.uk or fill in our on line enquiry form.

  • Pleural Thickening

    Rogers & Norton Solicitors are experts in handling cases relating to asbestos disease and can assist you in pursuing your claim.

    Pleural thickening, also known as diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), is a lung disease in which extensive scarring thickens the pleura, the thin membrane that covers the lungs. As the scar tissue grows, it can encase the lung and close off the space between the lungs and pleura. The condition, one of the most commonly diagnosed signs of asbestos exposure, may cause chest pain and a significant decline in breathing function.

    Pleural Thickening Symptoms

    • Coughing and sickness
    • Pain in the side of the chest
    • Shortness of breath

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical advice immediately.

    Our experienced team are ready and waiting to speak with you to discuss your potential claim. Contact us on 0800 7834035, email web@rogers-norton.co.uk or fill in our on line enquiry form.

Rogers & Norton have helped many clients with asbestos related compensation claims so are very familiar with the symptoms that you will be experiencing and the issues that you and your loved ones will be facing. We understand the legal ramifications for someone dealing with such debilitating conditions and will help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease, call our specialist legal team for accurate claim advice on compensation claims. We offer a free initial interview either at your home or our office whichever is more convenient for you.

In most cases people develop such conditions through being exposed to asbestos at work. Individual working in certain industries are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos than others. Examples of industries include:-

  • Architects
  • Boiler-room workers
  • Builders and Labourers
  • Carpenters
  • Car Manufacturing
  • Caretakers
  • Demolition workers
  • Dock worker
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Fitters
  • Laggers
  • Mechanics
  • Merchant Navy Seaman
  • Miners and Millers
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Power station workers
  • Plumbers
  • Railway workers
  • Ship builders
  • Teachers
  • Welders

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was mined from rock in a number of countries around the world. It is a tiny fibre less than half the diameter of a strand of hair. Asbestos was widely used in the UK building, shipbuilding and general construction industry from the 1940’s to the mid 1980’s due to it’s insulation and heat bearing properties. Whilst the use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1989 large amounts are still present in buildings within the UK and consequently many people remain at risk every day.

Symptoms of disease or asbestos injury do not develop immediately. Generally they can take between 15 and 40 years after the fibres were inhaled to manifest themselves.

Cancer research has predicted that the number of people suffering from asbestos related conditions in the UK will rise by several thousands each year over the next 15/20 years. Mesothelioma death rates in Great Britain have increased more than eleven-fold in men and around eight-fold in women since the early 1970s.

Other ways to claim

You can still make a claim even if you cannot get damages from the employer who caused or contributed to your lung disease. Such claims can be made under the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979.

You may be entitled to a lump sum if you have one of the following diseases:

  • pneumoconiosis
  • byssinosis
  • diffuse mesothelioma
  • bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
  • primary carcinoma of the lung when accompanied by asbestosis or bilateral diffuse pleural thickening

To get a payment under this scheme you must meet all the following conditions:

  • your dust-related disease must have been caused by your employment
  • you’re getting Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for one of the listed diseases
  • you must claim within 12 months of the decision awarding Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • you can’t or haven’t taken civil action because your former employer has stopped trading
  • you haven’t brought a court action or received compensation from an employer in respect of the disease

You may be able to make a claim if you’re the dependant of someone who suffered from a dust-related disease but who has died. A dependant claim must be made within 12 months of the death of the sufferer.

Diffuse mesothelioma payment

The scheme covers people whose exposure to asbestos occurred in the United Kingdom and are not entitled to a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. For example:

  • they came into contact with asbestos from a relative – e.g. by washing their clothes
  • their exposure to asbestos was while self-employed

You may be able to claim a one-off lump sum payment if you:

  • are unable to make a claim under the 1979 Pneumoconiosis Act
  • haven’t received payment in respect of the disease from an employer, a civil claim or elsewhere
  • aren’t entitled to compensation from a Ministry of Defence scheme

For further details and information on these benefits please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit/further-information

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