Asbestos Claims

Corries are one of the UK's leading asbestos claims and mesothelioma compensation solicitors. We have fought for justice for thousands of victims and their families and have recovered over £200 million in compensation.

Asbestos Register
The Asbestos Register

Corries offer a FREE Pleural Plaques register. The benefits include:-

  • A registration card to let you know you are on our register;
  • Our promise to keep you updated;
  • Your employment history and asbestos exposure information will be stored safely and securely;
  • You will be part of a growing register;
  • Sign up now on our Pleural Plaques Register page.

At Corries we understand how a diagnosis of asbestos disease can be life changing. Because of this, we have assembled a specialist team to help you through this difficult time and get you the compensation you deserve. Our firm has unrivalled expertise in dealing with cases for asbestos disease on a “no win no fee” basis.

Corries deals with all the asbestos related disease cases including:

• Mesothelioma • Lung Cancer • Asbestosis • Pleural Thickening

We have worked hard to help thousands of clients make successful compensation claims. Further to this, we have helped the families of deceased asbestos victims and those family members who were affected by secondary asbestos exposure.

It is our job to help you through the claim process as quickly and effectively as possible. There are links to useful guides throughout the site with information you need to assist you and to help you choose the right Solicitor.

Mesothelioma compensation

Corries specialise in dealing with cases for people with Mesothelioma. About 2,600 people per year are diagnosed with this condition.We can help you find the benefits you can claim and get you the best compensation you can get.

Common-law claims for Mesothelioma

Our firm will do our utmost to try and secure your common-law claim for compensation. We are regular users of specialist courts who deal with asbestos claims and can process your claim quickly.

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014 (DMPS)

For those who have Mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at work by untraced or uninsured companies then the scheme may apply and since 2014 Corries have made many claims under this scheme. Our success rate is above the national average.

I don't know where I was exposed to asbestos, does it matter?

Mesothelioma can take decades to appear. It is not surprising that many people cannot remember where they were exposed to asbestos. Under the DMPS we may be able to help you establish where asbestos exposure occurred. Then we can advise you if you can claim under the scheme.

The average payout for successful Mesothelioma Scheme claims is over £153,000. the scheme has improved and now purports to pay 100% although the payments do deduct all benefits payments made and there is a ring fenced sum of £7000 for your Solicitor fees.

Pleural Plaques

A scheme set up by the Ministry of Justice in 2010 paid £5,000 to those with pleural plaques who had lodged claims before a change in the law in 2006 meant they could no longer get the compensation which many others before had achieved.

We are aware that some people who get the £5000 award who think that they cannot get any more compensation. That is wrong. We can explain this to you and help you understand your options.

Pleural plaques are a scarring or marking on the lining of the lung (the pleura). They are a known marker of exposure to asbestos.

Pleural plaques can develop into mesothelioma. In our experience some people don't know they can make a further claim if they get mesothelioma after having had pleural plaques.

Lung Cancer

About 40,00 people per year are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK. We understand that about 10% of these may have this diagnosis due to asbestos exposure. We know that lung cancer is often diagnosed and the sufferer is not told it may be due to asbestos. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer and think asbestos may have played a part then we can help you. We can work with you and specialist doctors to see if there is a connection. We may be able to build a significant claim for you.

Call now to discuss making a claim on 0800 655 6550.

You can expect from us:

• Leading asbestos specialists • Free advice • No Win No Fee • Home visits nationally • We will speak to you in clear terms and give honest advice

Contact us today

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Client Reviews


£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

£55,000 - Asbestos Claim

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 - Road Accident Claim

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

£9,000 - Work Accident Claim

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ben Roalfe.

“I would like to express my gratitude to you personally and also your team and company for achieving such brilliant results on my behalf.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ian Lawson.

“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

Asbestos Claim

Sue & Roy.

"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

Pension Claim


"Thanks again for all your efforts and I am sure you will realise from my reaction how happy my family are with this fantastic outcome. Your service has been fantastic from start to finish"

Silicosis Claim


"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given my case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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