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Causes of Mesothelioma

Read about the causes of Mesothelioma
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One of the most common causes of Mesothelioma is Asbestos. In fact 90% of all cases of mesothelioma are caused by exposure to asbestos. However, it’s the asbestos fibres which cause the irreparable damage to the body’s natural defenses. When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, it can release small fibres into the air that can be breathed into the lungs. Due to the tiny size of the fibres they can make their way into the airways of the lungs where they cause inflammation of the lung tissue. Asbestos fibres travel through the lung tissue and settle in the pleura (the outer lining of the lung) where the fibres embed themselves and over many years mesothelioma develops. You may have developed Mesothelioma from working with Asbestos, if so you may be able to claim if:

  • Exposure to asbestos at work
  • Suffering poor health
  • Unable to work
  • Worried about the future for your family
  • Need expert legal advice

Occupations more likely to have been exposed to asbestos are:


  • Electricians
  • Construction workers
  • Joiners
  • Plumbers

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If you’ve been exposed to asbestos you should speak to Mercury Legal Online. They have helped thousands of people just like you to claim compensation. We understand that this may be a difficult and traumatic time for your family, so you can be rest assured that Mercury Legal Online’s specialists will support you and guide you through the legal process.

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Our service won’t cost you a penny and you’ll pay no up front fees. Our friendly team will do the hard work and form-filling so you don’t have to. Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.

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Claiming For Industrial Disease 

Industrial disease claim

There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work. To find out more view our media center.