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How our asbestos solicitors in Southampton can help you

As a serious personal injury law firm specialising in asbestos-related disease compensation claims, we understand how distressing it can be if you or a family member are diagnosed with a disease caused by exposure to asbestos.

Whether you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural thickening, we know it can come as a huge shock, particularly if the exposure was several decades ago.

Our expert team can help you:

  • Find out whether you are owed compensation for an asbestos-related disease
  • Advise you on how much compensation you may be able to claim
  • Guide you through the entire claims process
  • Make getting asbestos compensation as simple and stress-free as possible

We offer a free initial consultation and, removing any upfront cost and financial risk from making an asbestos-related disease claim.

Contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation chat. Simply call us on 02380 930 580 or complete our short enquiry form to request a call back.

Why choose Novum Law for your asbestos or mesothelioma claim?

Decades of specialist experience handling asbestos compensation claims

Our specialist asbestos team in Southampton are experts in their field with many years’ experience supporting people who, through no fault of their own, have developed an asbestos-related disease or mesothelioma.

We work with the highest calibre teams including nationally renowned medical experts and specialist barristers to get the very best results for our clients.

“What is most important to us however is not the compensation, as no amount of money can ever replace our father, but that as a result of what happened to Dad a body of evidence has been created and if Dad’s circumstances can help another family that would bring us some comfort.”

Novum Law client

“My mum and I would really like to thank Alison for all her hard work on our behalf. She guided us through a claim which required so much time and research that we would never have been able to do it on our own. She was particularly sensitive to mums needs at such a sad time. I can’t thank her enough.”

Novum Law client

“Alison at Novum Law kept me well informed at every stage and dealt with the case in a compassionate, considerate manner even when the coronavirus pandemic changed our whole way of working and managing our affairs. The whole family are grateful for the support throughout what was a difficult time.”

Novum Law client

“I have received an excellent level of service, and was kept fully informed of all elements of the process with a very satisfactory outcome. My case was dealt with by Alison Sayers who acted in a professional and compassionate manner with an excellent understanding of this asbestos related disease, which resulted in a very successful claim.”

Novum Law client

Meticulous approach that ensures no detail is missed

Our investigative approach means we are meticulous when it comes to preparing claims and we have the experience and expertise to obtain evidence leaving no stone unturned.

We will work hard on your behalf to find out how you came to be exposed to asbestos and ensure you get the compensation you deserve, helping to give you and your family financial security and peace of mind.

Additional financial support

At Novum Law, we can provide information and advice on government compensation schemes such as the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Schemes 2008 and 2014, the Pneumoconiosis Workers Compensation Act 1979, as well as help with other state benefits for asbestos disease patients.

Most claims settled without the need for clients to attend court

Our specialist asbestos solicitors have a strong track record securing the maximum compensation available for clients, usually without the need for court proceedings.

Using our strong negotiation skills, we can typically achieve an out of court settlement for even the most complex claims, without compromising on the level of compensation secured.

Plain English advice and close personal support

We know that the last thing you need at a difficult time when you are dealing with asbestos disease is legal jargon. Our team take pride in building close personal relationships with their clients, providing a friendly face as well as expert advice and we will always keep you fully informed throughout the claims process.

Please call our specialist team on 02380 930 580 or complete the form below, to arrange a free, no-obligation chat.

Recognised experts in mesothelioma claims

Novum Law’s specialist asbestos disease solicitors are proud members of the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel. This recognises Novum Law as a recommended specialist law firm. Mesothelioma UK is a charity dedicated to providing free advice, support, treatment and care for individuals and families living with mesothelioma.

For more information about the charity and the support they provide visit their website.

Types of asbestos-related disease claims our team can assist with

Our Southampton asbestos solicitors have helped thousands of people from all walks of life that have been exposed to asbestos while working at dockyards, power stations, shipyards, construction sites, railways, engineering sites, offices, houses, public buildings, hospitals, schools and colleges.

The team has also helped people who have been exposed to asbestos in the environment, such as living close to a factory or building site containing asbestos as well as those who’ve had had ‘secondary exposure’ for example, from washing a family member’s work clothes covered in asbestos dust.

Our asbestos solicitors can help with all types of asbestos related disease claims, including:

Mesothelioma compensation claims

Mesothelioma is one of the most common types of asbestos-related diseases and is, sadly, normally incurable. It is a type of cancer than can affect the lining of various organs in the body, most commonly the lungs, abdomen, heart and testicles.

Where you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the impact is likely to be devasting, with sadly only one in ten people surviving for at least five years after a diagnosis. While compensation can’t take away the pain of a mesothelioma diagnosis, it can provide vital financial support for those who are diagnosed as well as the loved ones of someone with the disease.

Our specialist mesothelioma solicitors in Southampton can advise you on whether you are likely to be owed compensation, then guide you through the whole claims process. We are here to give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve to help deal with the impact of a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Asbestos-related lung cancer compensation claims

Asbestos-related lung cancer is caused when asbestos fibres become lodged in the tissue on the lungs, resulting in cancerous tumours forming. It is different to mesothelioma of the lungs, which affects the lining of the lungs (ie. the pleural membrane).

Sadly, asbestos lung cancer is often only detected at an advanced stage, meaning treatment is likely to be about managing and extending the patient’s life as much as possible. Claiming compensation can help to ensure you get the best care, as well as providing for your loved one’s future.

Our asbestos lung cancer solicitors in Southampton can discuss your situation with you, letting you know whether you may have grounds for a claim and what this involves. We can then guide you through the whole claims process, making things as easy as possible for you.

Asbestosis compensation claims

Asbestosis is scarring of the lungs caused by long-term asbestos exposure. It can cause a range of debilitating symptoms including shortness of breath, extreme tiredness and pain in the chest or shoulder.

Living with the asbestosis can be frustrating and very upsetting. Claiming asbestosis compensation can offer an important way to access the best possible support to deal with the symptoms of the disease, as well as helping you financially e.g. if you have to give up work.

Our asbestosis solicitors in Southampton are here to guide you through every stage of making a claim. We can tell you whether you are likely to be owed compensation, how much you might be able to claim and how the claims process works. We can then handle your claim for you, giving you the best chance of getting the compensation you need.

Pleural thickening compensation claims

Pleural thickening is a disease caused by asbestos exposure where scarring of the lung tissue causes the pleural lining to become inflamed and thicker. It can cause chest pain and difficulty breathing and can be very debilitating in serious cases.

While pleural thickening is unfortunately incurable, there are various treatments available. Claiming pleural thickening compensation can help you get the best possible treatment while taking care of your financial needs and those of your family. This can be particularly important if you have to give up work as a result of your condition.

Our specialist pleural thickening solicitors can help you get the maximum available compensation for your disease. We will assess your claim and tell you whether you have strong chance of getting compensation. We can then discuss how much compensation you may be owed and how the process works. Should you decide to move forward with a pleural thickening claim, our team can support you every step of the way, making the process simpler and less stressful.

Contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation chat. Simply call us on 02380 930 580 or complete our enquiry form to request a call back.

Representation for inquests into fatal asbestos exposure

If you have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one due to a suspected asbestos-related disease, a coroner’s inquest will be carried out to determine the cause of death. While an inquest will not say who is to blame for the asbestos exposure, it is an essential step to get answers and can provide vital evidence for any subsequent claim.

Going through a coroner’s inquest can be very stressful and distressing, so our team are here to support you in any way you need. We can talk you through what to expect, help you to prepare and provide representation for the inquest itself. We can then discuss the outcome of the inquest with you and advise on any next steps you might want to take.

Time limits for asbestos disease claims

The standard time limit for any type of personal injury claim is three years from the time when you became aware of the damage to your health and that this was due to someone else’s negligence.

For asbestos-related disease claims, it is often only many years after negligent exposure to asbestos that the symptoms become apparent. It is important to realise that, in such cases, the three-year time limit is counted from this ‘date of knowledge’ rather than the date when the asbestos exposure occurred.

This means that, even if it was many decades ago that you or a loved one were negligently exposed to asbestos, you will likely still be able to claim.

Funding your asbestos or mesothelioma claim

We understand you may have financial worries following your diagnosis and have concerns about your loved ones and what the future may hold. We offer No Win No Fee claims so that you do not have to worry about any upfront costs or hidden expenses. In the highly unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any fees whatsoever.

How to find us

Novum Law’s Southampton office is centrally located at the White Building, which is opposite Watts Park, just 700m from Southampton Central railway station.

Our Southampton office has full wheelchair access and there is nearby meter-parking and secure multi-storey car parks just 50m from the office.

Contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation chat. Simply call us on 02380 930 580 or complete our enquiry form to request a call back.

Local resources in Southampton

Citizens Advice Bureau Southampton

The citizens’ advice bureau is a great starting point for general advice on a wide range of issues, including accessing support for those living with the impact of an asbestos-related disease.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Novum Law is delighted to be appointed as corporate members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance – the Charity that brings an advanced Critical Care Team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens.


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