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What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a tumour which affects the mesothelium, most commonly in the lining of the lung, but can also affect the abdominal cavity, heart or testes.

Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos and has a long latency period of typically between 20 and 50 years.

The disease is often associated with a rapid and significant weight loss combined with heavy and sudden sweating, particularly at night.

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How can Boyes Turner help mesothelioma suffers to bring a claim?

Our highly experienced mesothelioma and asbestos claims solicitors are skilled in supporting those with asbestos-related diseases and their families. We understand the difficulties that being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease can create.

In the past 12 months we have helped recover over £3.5 million in compensation for those with asbestos related diseases. Read about our previous mesothelioma cases to find out how we have helped others like you.

We are also able to help with making applications for government benefits such as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008 or Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014.

Many of our lawyers have dedicated their careers to acting for those affected by asbestos-related disease.

The UK’s leading legal commentators, Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500, continue to rate us as one of the leading firms in the country for helping people who have suffered an industrial disease get maximum compensation in the minimum amount of time.

How much will it cost to bring in a mesothelioma claim?

We offer Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs or "no win no fee") and as a client with mesothelioma you will receive 100% of your compensation.

We always provide an initial interview free of charge, without any obligations to take matters further. At that meeting we will discuss how to fund your claim and the benefits available to mesothelioma sufferers.

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"It has been a long battle but we got there in the end"

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you and your team for all your hard work, passion, dedication and professionalism which resulted in my successful claim.It has been a long battle but we got there in the end. Whatever happens in the future I now have the financial security that I deserve for myself and my family. I can now focus on my health and happiness.

M - Boyes Turner Client

"Friendly, warm and professional throughout"

Laura's handling of my Father's case has been excellent. She gave us every confidence in her from the moment of the first telephone conversation through to the conclusion of a successful claim· and beyond. The care and compassion·-she has· shown to my parents through the most difficult time of their lives has been incredible. Friendly, warm and professional throughout, Laura expedited Dad's case against his former employer to a successful conclusion within 5 months. Giving my parents peace of mind that they are financially secure and Dad can pursue further treatment options if he wishes, which will be funded by the former employer.Laura explained everything to us as a family and made the process as simple as it could possibly be. She held our hands (figuratively), explaining, guiding and answering all of our questions, communication throughout was superb. The excellent support and service provided by Laura and her team wasn't held up or interrupted in any way, even through the difficult months of the Covid-19 Lockdown. Laura has been a pleasure to deal with. We will be forever grateful that Laura agreed to take on my Father's case.

Suzanne Dyble

"I am glad that I came to your firm "

Just wanted to write to let you know just how much I appreciate all the work you have put into my case since you took over. I am now looking forward to being able to try and put all this behind me. I am more than happy at the way that this has finished and I am glad that I came to your firm as if it was not for your help I would not have gained this result. You have changed my life for the better. 

Boyes Turner client

"We cannot thank you enough "

I must say we were both staggered at not only succeeding in a claim of any sort (as you know I never did believe I had a snowball’s chance in hell), and that the amount you have obtained on my behalf. We cannot thank you enough. 

Mr & Mrs W, Northumberland

"It has made a significant difference"

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support with my case. My family and I are very pleased with the outcome and without your efforts we would not have been successful. Over the months I feel we have gained a mutual friendship and I fully appreciate all your support on both a professional and a personal basis. It has made a significant difference. 

Mrs K