Support for family members

If you are a spouse or family member of someone who has died from Mesothelioma we can help you. You may be entitled to bring a Mesothelioma claim for compensation or wish to know what benefits you are entitled to.

Benefits for people affected to Mesothelioma

You may be eligible to claim benefits if you are the carer of someone with Mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related illness, or if you are the surviving spouse of someone who died from Mesothelioma. We know that it can be complicated to work out which benefits you are entitled to so we can provide help and assistance.

Claiming Mesothelioma compensation after death

Losing a loved one to an asbestos-related illness is hard enough without financial worries adding to your burden. You may be able to bring a claim for compensation after your spouse or family member has died but there are time limits so you may wish to speak to one of our specialist solicitors to find out if and how you can bring a claim.

Inquests following deaths from industrial diseases

When a person with an asbestos-related illness dies, the coroner is usually informed and we will arrange for a pathologist to carry out a  postmortem which is a medical examination of the body. The pathologist will prepare a report which will be available to the next of kin and to certain other relatives. An inquest is then held to determine the cause of death. The usual verdict where a person was exposed to asbestos at work is that of "death from industrial disease".

If you ask us to deal with your compensation claim, we will usually represent you and your family at the inquest to make things easier for you.

Charities dedicated to helping families affected by asbestos-related illnesses and research into the disease are: