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Hospices provide invaluable assistance and support to those suffering with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. In addition to supporting the patient, hospices also provide guidance and support to their families.

They are usually run as independent charities or charitable trusts and receive little or no funding from the NHS or local authorities securing a large proportion of their funding from charitable donations.

How we claim for hospice costs?

Although hospice care is free to the patient, there is still a cost to the hospice in providing that care.  As specialist asbestos and mesothelioma solicitors we act for many people who are receiving hospice care due to their diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease.

When we act for someone suffering with an asbestos-related disease who has had some hospice care or support, we look to include the hospice’s costs, excluding any NHS-funded element, in the compensation claim. If the claim is successful, we can then reimburse the hospice their charitable outlay.

In successful claims, these sums are paid by the defendant held responsible for causing the asbestos exposure and for causing the mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease.

Recovering costs incurred by the hospice in a compensation claim will not reduce or increase the compensation awarded to the mesothelioma sufferer or their family.

It is incredibly important for the mesothelioma and asbestos claims team at Boyes Turner that we can recover hospice costs for our clients to reimburse them, which enables them to continue their invaluable work meeting local community needs.

So far, the team has recovered over £30,000 for Sue Ryder, just one of the many organisations we support. The money recovered for Sue Ryder in compensation claims we have dealt with has helped Sue Ryder provide more expert palliative care for people at the end of their life.

How can the hospice help with bringing a claim?

Our team will contact the hospice directly and ask them to provide a letter or statement giving details of:

  • All admission and discharge or home care dates for the patient

  • A breakdown of the cost of care provided during each admission or home care
  • The percentage of the hospice’s funding from charitable donations

We include the cost of the hospice care within the claim for financial losses on the understanding that any sums recovered for the hospice are paid directly to the hospice at the conclusion of the case.

If the claim is successful, our team will make sure that the hospice receives payment of the sum agreed or awarded in respect of the charitable hospice costs. This does not have an impact on the compensation paid to our client as the hospice costs are added into the claim. 

The amount recovered for the hospice will be paid direct to the hospice at the conclusion of the claim.

Who pays hospice claims for mesothelioma patients?

A number of different forms of asbestos have been restricted since the 1970s, with the last being banned in 1999.

If your employer exposed you to asbestos and failed to follow regulations around the use of asbestos you could be entitled to compensation if you later develop an asbestos-related disease.

Usually it is the company’s insurers who pay the compensation due in the event of a successful claim so even if the company no longer exists, you can still make a compensation claim if we can trace the company’s former insurers.

What should you do next?

If you or a member of your family have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease then our mesothelioma and asbestos claims team are happy to discuss the possibility of bringing an asbestos compensation claim with you, without any obligation to take matters further.

There are time limits on issuing court proceedings so contact us for advice as soon as you can.

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Hospice claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Laura Magson

Laura Magson


Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Melloney Harbutt

Senior associate - solicitor

Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Awards & Accreditations

Our teams have been nationally recognised over the past decade for their dedication and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients

             Brake | The Road Safety Charity

"Industrial Diseases Team Boyes Turner LLP"

I am writing this review on behalf of my husband Colin Wyeth and myself.

We were advised by Colin’s Consultant to get a solicitor for Industrial Injuries as he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, however, this was a rare presentation of mesothelioma and so underwent two big operations at Guys Hospital in London.
The first operation was October 2019 after which he made a good recovery and was monitored with 6 monthly CT scans, unfortunately the scan showed a reappearance of the mesothelioma (in the lining of the lung) in 2021 and was admitted to Guys Hospital again in May 2021. He is now being called for scans every 2 months.

We contacted Laura Magson and her team at Boyes Turner LLP in 2019 right at the beginning of this awful diagnosis and I have to say we could not have chosen a better team, they have been absolutely brilliant from start to finish of our case delivering an outstanding result and award.
Throughout this case they have been kind, patient and considerate whilst gathering all the information needed to present Colin’s case at court which was a mammoth task going back 50 odd years. Laura, I have to say has gone above and beyond, so thorough and professional whilst being so kind and patient during this unusual case.

Boyes Turner Client

"Patient Result"

When I was first advised that I should make a claim for my industrial injury. I wasn’t convinced that after such a long period of time it would be possible to fine out how or where I had been exposed to Asbestos. However, Boyes Turner representative Laura Magson and her team made the process straight forward and easy to understand.

Boyes Turner Client

"We feel as though we have made a good friend."

Laura Magson was superb in all the dealings with this claim from start to finish. She was professional, friendly and extremely helpful in keeping in touch regularly through a very difficult situation for my wife and l. We feel as though we have made a good friend.

The outcome was as she had hoped for us after negotiating herself through what could be termed as a minefield! One to be highly recommended, well done Laura and thank you so much.


"Asbestosis Claim"

Martin Anderson was professional, friendly, knowledgable and has the patience of a saint in our dealings with this claim from start to finish. He remained in regular contact throughout the claim and provide a fantastic service, would highly recommend.


"Compassionate, explanatory and efficient."

Laura's service has been perfect. Compassionate, explanatory and efficient. It made what was a difficult set of corcumstance, much easier to deal with. A great outcome - a monetary amount we weren't expecting, and very quick.

Rated Excellent 4.8/5