If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma or an asbestos related illness we understand the devastating impact this can have upon you and your family.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma or an asbestos related illness we understand the devastating impact this can have upon you and your family. As well as coming to terms with the illness you will have immediate worries and many unanswered questions. There are likely to be immediate financial commitments to meet or a family to support. You will require the best medical treatment available together with an appropriate level of support to help you cope with the effects of the disease.
We understand that pursuing a claim for compensation is an unfamiliar process for most people. What should you do? Who should you contact? Are you entitled to compensation at all and if so how much? How long will it take and what will it cost, if anything, to bring a claim?
Choosing the right solicitor to guide you through the maze and answer your questions in probably the most important decision you will make at this time. Your solicitor will be with you throughout the whole process, removing the stress and worries associated with your claim and positively assisting with treatment and making sure that the right level of care and support is available. Then as your claim nears its conclusion your solicitor will use their skill, knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive full and just compensation for the illness you have suffered and its financial implications.
Henshaw Pratt Injury Solicitors are able and would love to help you at this difficult time. Our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors and barristers have the knowledge and expertise to handle your Asbestosis claim effectively and deliver the results you deserve.



We offer so much more than compensation

We will help to provide:

  • Interim payments and benefits advice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aids/adaptations
  • Care and support
  • Alterations to your home.



How it works

To receive our help simply give us a call on our freephone number 0800 138 5431 or use the enquiry button at the top of the page. We will then arrange to see you where is the most convenient for you, whether that’s at your home, in hospital or at one of our offices.
At the first meeting we will take time to listen to your concerns and find out what’s really important to you. It’s not until we fully understand your particular circumstances that we can use our skill and expertise to provide the perfect solution for you. We will answer your initial questions and, if you are happy for us to do so we will begin work on your case without delay. We know, from experience, that the sooner we can begin work, the quicker your concerns can be dealt with and a better outcome achieved.


No Obligation

We would, however, suggest that you also use the first meeting to evaluate us and make sure you are happy for us to deal with the case for you. It is important that you have trust and confidence in us and that we are able to develop a good relationship and understanding with you. If you are not 100% happy you are under no obligation whatsoever to instruct us and there will be no charge at all for the time spent with you.
If you are happy for us to proceed we will carry out a thorough investigation and begin to evaluate your claim. Where there are financial concerns we will seek an early interim payment to ease your immediate worries. Where changes are required to your home or if you require specialist care we will look to arrange funding and put the necessary measures in place.
We will work as quickly as possible to achieve a fair and just settlement of your claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma it is always be our aim to obtain a fair and just offer of settlement during your lifetime, using the Court’s special fast track procedure where necessary. Sadly, due to the nature of the disease this is not always possible although we will do everything we possibly can to reach our aim in each and every case.


Why Choose Us

As a firm accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers we have signed up to a code of conduct that ensures the interests of you, the victim, are put first. APIL accreditation is a kitemark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors dealing with personal injury claims. The firm was one of the first firms nationally to receive this award.
We have also developed a unique approach to serious injury claims, in collaboration with senior barristers at Park Lane Plowden Chambers. Park Lane Plowden are the largest set of personal injury barristers in the North East of England and have been recognised nationally as the Personal Injury Barristers Chambers of the Year. An experienced barrister will be assigned to your case from the outset providing expert advice on strategy and evidence throughout. We believe that this combined approach leads to the best possible outcome in each case.


What Will It Cost

There are two basic types of funding we will consider using to pursue your claim, neither of which will cost you a penny personally.
You may already have insurance to cover the cost of legal representation. This is often included as an additional extra on household and motor insurance policies. We will explore this option with you and contact the insurers on your behalf to agree to our appointment.
Some insurers may seek to appoint their own preferred solicitors. However, please remember that it is your claim and you have the right to choose your own solicitor to pursue your mesothelioma or asbestos related disease claim.
The second option is to pursue the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (often called a “No Win No Fee” Agreement). Again we will discuss this in some detail with you. However we operate the agreements so that there will be no personal cost to you, whether you win or lose the claim and, in the event of a successful claim, you will keep 100% of the compensation awarded.



What Next?

We would really love to help you at this difficult time. We are passionate about helping people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos related illness and will do everything within our power to achieve the results you deserve.
Please contact us today so that we can start the process with you. Let us answer your questions and put the necessary measures in place to provide the support you require and secure your family’s long term future.

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