Mesothelioma compensation after death
The death of a loved one is always hard, but when their death was caused due to an industrial disease such as mesothelioma, it can feel especially cruel. It can also cause serious financial difficulties at a time when you are already struggling to deal with the emotional impact of your loved one’s death.
While claiming compensation can’t bring your loved one back, it can make a real difference to you and your family on a practical level, helping to give you financial security and allowing you to get all of the help and support you need to rebuild your lives.
Our Law Society-accredited personal injury solicitors can offer the clear legal guidance and compassionate personal support you need to make claiming compensation for fatal mesothelioma as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
We know that the idea of making a claim can seem intimidating, but with our help it is possible to secure compensation through an out-of-court settlement agreed with your loved one’s former employer (as they are often the cause of the exposure to asbestos, which causes mesothelioma). This means you are unlikely to ever need to go to court and you will usually get compensation faster.
We support most of our clients on a No Win No Fee basis and offer a free consultation for all new clients so we can get the information you need to make an informed choice about moving forward with a potential claim.
- No WinNo Fee
- FREE initial consultation
- Help with rehabilitation
Our expertise with fatal mesothelioma claims
We advise people pursuing compensation for a loved one who has died due to mesothelioma including where:
- The deceased started a claim before their death
- A claim is only considered after death.
Our fatal mesothelioma claims solicitors are here to discuss your situation and advise you of your options, so please get in touch to find out how we can help you.
How do no win no fee fatal mesothelioma claims work?
We know that the cost of making a claim is something that worries many people, but in almost all cases, we will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), commonly referred to as a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This means there is no upfront cost to you in making a claim and no financial risk if your claim does not succeed.
With a no win, no fee claim, you will only need to pay some of our legal fees if we win compensation for you. The amount you contribute is also fixed by law, so you are fully protected.
We will discuss how Conditional Fee Agreements work and other potential funding options (including trade union funding and legal expenses insurance) during your free initial consultation with our team, so you can be confident that you are making the right decision for you and your family.
Can I claim compensation for someone who died due to mesothelioma?
Spouses, civil partners, children and other dependants can all potentially claim compensation for a loved one who has died due to mesothelioma.
In order to claim, you will need to be able to show that:
- The death was due to mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
- The asbestos exposure occurred due to negligence on the part of someone else (e.g. your loved one’s employer or former employer)
To show that your loved one was exposed to asbestos due to negligence, we will need to prove that:
- The employer or other responsible party owed a duty of care to your loved one to provide a safe working environment.
- The party responsible for the exposure knew or reasonably should have known about the risk of asbestos exposure.
- The responsible party failed in their duty of care e.g. by not taking appropriate precautions to minimise the risk of asbestos exposure, such as by providing suitable personal protective equipment
Is there a time limit to claim compensation for fatal mesothelioma?
You will normally have three years from the date of your loved one’s death to bring a claim for fatal mesothelioma compensation. You may also be able to continue a claim that they started before they died.
What compensation is available for loved ones of someone who has died due to mesothelioma?
The amount of compensation available to the loved ones of someone who has died due to mesothelioma can include:
- Replacing the deceased’s income (including their pension)
- The cost of losing any services the deceased previously provided, such as DIY, gardening and decorating
- Others financial costs you have incurred due to your loved one’s death
- Funeral expenses
- A bereavement award (currently set at £12,980)
We can provide personal advice on the amount of compensation you could potentially receive during your free initial consultation with our team.
Why choose IBB Claims’ personal injury solicitors for claiming mesothelioma compensation after death?
Every member of our team is a specialist personal injury solicitor. We have a strong track record of securing substantial compensation for our clients under even the most challenging circumstances.
Our team is accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law reflecting our expertise in this specialist area. We have also received the Law Society’s Lexcel Accreditation for our exceptional client care and legal practice management.
All of our personal injury lawyers are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Partner, Malcom Underhill, has earned the title of APIL Fellow for his expertise and devotion to his clients.
Our firm is ranked top tier in the South East by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for our exceptional personal injury services with Malcolm Underhill and Simon Pimlott both recognised as leading lawyers in their areas.
We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).