At Francis Hanna & Co we have a vast experience in dealing with claims on behalf of victims of malignant mesothelioma who during the course of their working life were exposed to asbestos. If you or have a loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, please contact us immediately.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that most commonly affects the lining of the lung (pleura). It can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and the heart (pericardium). The condition can take between 20 and 50 years to develop following exposure to asbestos. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you will find that it has a huge effect on your life and the lives of those close to you and you should immediately seek specialist legal advice from solicitors who are experienced in dealing with these difficult and complex cases.
Our firm has been dealing with these cases for decades when our founder, Francis Hanna took the very first cases in the United Kingdom back in the 1960’s. Since then we have helped very many clients successfully pursue mesothelioma compensation claims. We are very familiar with the symptoms you or your family member will be experiencing and the issues that you and your loved ones will be facing. We also understand all the legal implications for victims who have been diagnosed with this debilitating disease and how we can help you access much-needed compensation.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, contact us immediately and one of our solicitors will personally make a home visit for all mesothelioma victims anywhere in Northern Ireland to ensure comprehensive investigation is undertaken as early as possible to identify which employer is to blame for your injuries and a comprehensive occupational statement is taken immediately.
As soon as we receive your instructions, we will immediately undertake immediate investigations to determine which employer and at which workplace the exposure took place. Given that we have been dealing with these claims for literally decades we are aware of the vast majority of workplaces that exposed workers to asbestos in Northern Ireland. We have also built up a database of the identity of the insurers of these employers over the last 50 years or so. We will also strive to obtain early interim payments for victims to ensure they are supported financially as much as possible. Over and above advising you or your loved one about entitlement to compensation, we also provide expert advice on which state benefits victims are entitled to, employment rights they may have and other financial issues, including completion of Social Security Agency benefits forms and advices under the new Diffuse mesothelioma Payment Scheme which is about to be introduced in the summer of 2014.
We will work in your best interests giving you specialist legal advice, backed by many years of experience in supporting victims of mesothelioma and their families. We will provide help if you need it from solicitors in our other departments, such as financial planning, personal injury trusts, wills advice and powers of attorney.