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How Much Compensation For Asbestos-related Diseases

Making a claim for an asbestos-related illness is very common as many people have suffered from its effects in the workplace.

There are a number of different serious medical conditions that are caused by exposure to asbestos.

Common claims people make relate to the following asbestos-related illnesses:

Workers from certain industries are more likely to make asbestos claims than others because of the nature of the work. Some workplaces experience far more exposure to asbestos than others. Individuals who work or have worked in the following industries are more likely to be at risk:

  • Building and construction
  • Demolition
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Fitters
  • Boilermakers

Asbestos can be carried on clothing so even people who do not have a direct risk of exposure can make an asbestos claim if they have been affected by it.

how much compensation?

When considering how much compensation for asbestos-related diseases note that there are 3 main serious types of illness related to asbestos. These are mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Each of these illnesses is slightly different. Mesothelioma has the quickest incidence of death following diagnosis, whereas lung cancer and asbestosis can persist for years but with death remaining a likely outcome.

In some cases of lung cancer and asbestosis, the degree of pain can be akin to mesothelioma in which case settlements can be increased.

Approximate Figures For Compensation For Asbestos-related Conditions

Below are some specific figures to give you a closer idea of how much compensation for asbestos-related diseases.

Severity of condition

Potential compensation

Less serious cases where there is no risk of developing mesothelioma or other related diseases £4,700 – £7,850
Pleural thickening that causes damage to the respiratory system that is 3-10% attributed to asbestos £10,750 – £27,450
Pleural thickening where 10% of the damage can be ascribed to asbestos, with progressive symptoms such as the inability to fully expand the lungs £27,450 – £56,000
Asbestosis that causes a restriction of oxygen intake within the lungs and reduced oxygen levels in the bloodstream. £34,300 – £75,600
Lung cancer with a longer period of suffering than that associated with mesothelioma £50,000 – £69,500
Mesothelioma with enduring severe symptoms that affect your quality of life.


Note: when calculating compensation, other factors are assessed including whether or not chemotherapy or radiotherapy has taken place, whether the condition is pleural or peritoneal and if any organ damage has occurred exacerbating or adding to existing symptoms. As with other illnesses the age and former quality of life previously enjoyed will be considered.

£50,000 – £90,000

Claiming compensation for asbestos-related illnesses with Jefferies Solicitors

As specialists in the field of injury claims and accident claims, Jefferies Solicitors is able to advise in more detail on how much compensation for asbestos-related diseases. As detailed above there are lots of different factors to take into consideration when calculating a claim, sometimes appearing overly complex.

Please contact us if you are considering making a claim and we will present the information and options to you in a straightforward manner. Our team is caring and understanding and appreciate the adverse events which have led to your decision to make a claim. Please call our experienced solicitors on 0800 342 3206 to arrange an initial consultation.

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