Lung cancer due to non-fault exposure to asbestos

Studies have confirmed a clear link between lung cancer and exposure to asbestos. One study showed a ten-fold increase in the risk of developing lung cancer among asbestos textile workers.

If you suffer from lung cancer due to being exposed to asbestos at work, it is likely that you are entitled to compensation. Contact us now on 0800 781 7789 and we can discuss with you any issue related to lung cancer.

What is lung cancer?
Most commonly, lung cancer from exposure to asbestos starts in the lining of the bronchi, but can also develop in other areas such as the trachea, bronchioles or alveoli. Like most cancers, once it occurs it can spread to other parts of the body such as the lymph nodes.

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Dealing with lung cancer related claims requires the skills and expertise of an experienced personal injury solicitor who understands the complex issues surrounding asbestosis related disease. This will ensure you receive the maximum compensation award and treatment without any further stress. More information about our personal injury solicitors

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There’s no risk when it comes to making a claim with us, as our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t face any legal fees. That’s what no win, no fee is all about. More information about our no win, no fee policy

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If you would like to speak to a member of our claim team concerning any issue relating to asbestos lung cancer, call us on 0800 781 7789 or complete the claim assessment form opposite and we’ll get back to you.

Lung cancer – facts and figures
According to the Health & Safety Executive, there are around 2,600 lung cancer deaths each year due to asbestos exposure.  It has been known for many years that the risk of lung cancer is increased from people who both smoke and work with asbestos (see figure 1).

Figure 1 - Risk factor for smoking and work with asbestos (source –

Profile of person

Risk of lung cancer

Non-smoker / no asbestos exposure


Non-smoker / asbestos exposure


Smoker / no asbestos exposure


Smoker / asbestos exposure


Types of lung cancer
There are two main types of lung cancer:

  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) – 80% of cases
  • Non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – 20% of cases

There are occasions when a cancer has features of both types, and is called mixed small cell/large cell cancer.

Lung cancer symptoms
During the early stages, asbestos lung cancer may be asymptomatic (without symptoms). Once symptoms develop they may include a persistent cough, chest pain, hoarseness, weight loss, and bloody spit or phlegm.

Lung cancer diagnosis
If your doctor suspects you have lung cancer, a full physical examination will take place and a sample of your phlegm may be examined under a microscope. More about lung cancer diagnosis

Lung cancer treatments
The treatment of lung cancer usually depends on how big the cancer is and whether it has spread. More information on lung cancer treatment

Lung cancer resources
There are a number of useful websites dedicated to dealing with asbestos lung cancer. Click here for more lung cancer resources

Expert legal advice
If you would like to talk to an experienced claim advisor about any matter concerning lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, call us now on 0800 781 7789 or complete the claim assessment form opposite.


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