mesothelioma average payout

Mesothelioma Average Payout: Calculate How Much Compensation You Can Claim

In this article we start with a table of mesothelioma average payout amounts; set out what mesothelioma is; how your solicitor calculates your mesothelioma claim payout; how the funding arrangement you have with your solicitor can affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to claim; with detailed compensation payout examples for pain and suffering caused by mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Average Compensation Payout Table

Asbestos ConditionCompensation Payout
2022 / 2023
Average Payout
New No Win No Fee
Mesothelioma£63,700 – £114,500£70,000 – £126,000

What is mesothelioma?

The main cause of mesothelioma is asbestos fibres. These tiny asbestos fibres can get caught in the lining of certain organs and over many years can lead to a type of cancer.

Exposure may typically take place at work, from family members washing clothing of exposed individuals or from local industry hazardous emissions.

See our mesothelioma compensation claim article for all things relating to mesothelioma, including how to claim compensation if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

How does a solicitor calculate your average payout for mesothelioma?

Your compensation payout for mesothelioma is made up of primarily two types of compensation.

The pain and suffering that mesothelioma causes you

Known as general damages – mesothelioma will cause you to experience pain and suffering affecting your quality of life and hamper your ability to do things (loss of amenity).

You will likely have medical investigations that are invasive and receive treatments that are in themselves harrowing, such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery of different kinds.

The longer you experience pain and suffering – the larger your claim may be.

Watch out – when looking at the loss of amenity aspect of general damages considerations, such as how active you were prior to developing mesothelioma, would have a bearing on the amount of this loss.

Remember – some types of mesothelioma can be more painful than others, such as mesothelioma in the abdomen lining (peritoneum mesothelioma) is often considered more painful than pleural mesothelioma (affecting the lungs). Resulting in possible large average compensation payouts for peritoneum mesothelioma.

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What evidence does your solicitor need to calculate compensation for pain and suffering?

A solicitor can generally calculate your pain and suffering award by first producing a report from a medico legal expert. The medico-legal report will describe many things, such as the type and extent of the mesothelioma you are experiencing with a prognosis of what your future holds for quality of life and life expectancy.

Your solicitor can use this medical report to compare your mesothelioma condition to other similar mesothelioma conditions for Claimants whose cases have been decided in the courts. The past awards will be increased to reflect inflation and in this way your solicitor will calculate your average mesothelioma payout amount.

Compensation for expenses and financial losses as a direct result of your mesothelioma condition

The expenses and financial loss that you might occur will differ from person to person. You may have to have expensive medical treatments, be unable to work ( suffering lost income) or require modification to your home to help you live with your condition.

These types of mesothelioma compensation payout are known as special damages. They are unique to you and your solicitor will calculate this loss based on the information you provide.

Remember – keep a diary of financial loss and expense with receipts in an ongoing manner. This will help your solicitor when it comes to calculating your losses and supporting it with evidence.

Does how you fund you solicitor’s costs affect the amount of compensation you can claim?

“Yes” – the type of funding arrangement you have in place can affect the amount of mesothelioma compensation you can claim.

Most mesothelioma claims are still run using “old style” no win no fee agreements in which the person at fault is responsible for all of your legal costs including your after the event insurance policy and success fee.

Should at some point the law permit the new style “no win no fee / Conditional Fee Agreement” to be used by your solicitor – you mesothelioma average payout may be increased by 10%.

Watch out – with the new style no win no fee you can lose part of your compensation for recovered legal costs.

Average Mesothelioma Compensation Payout Amounts

The average mesothelioma payout will be based on the factors we described in the pain and suffering and loss of amenity section of this article, which will be added to your financial loss and expense. That said pain and suffering for mesothelioma in 2022 / 2023 will be calculated between £63,700 – £114,500,

If in the future it is permitted the law permits you to use a new style no win no fee – the your mesothelioma average payout will be between £70,000 and £126,000.

We offer free help and assistance in a number of ways to victims of mesothelioma and their families. You can speak with our solicitors direct to see if you may have a claim and ask an online question.