Asbestos compensation claim
During the mid to late 1960s the levels of asbestos being used in the UK was at record levels. Since this time, levels have fallen dramatically to the point now where nearly all forms of asbestos are completely banned. Despite this reduction and eventual ban, the health costs of using asbestos during the last 50 years are still being felt today.
As experts in industrial
illness law, we help hundreds of people every year who
have contracted an asbestos
related illness due to their employer’s negligence.
Our expertise and experience can ensure you receive the
full compensation award and ongoing medical treatment.
If you (or a member of your family) have
suffered health problems resulting from being exposed
to asbestos, it is likely you are entitled to claim compensation.
Call us now on 0800 781 7789 for expert legal
advice on organising compensation and treatment.
What is asbestos
Asbestos is a generic term used to describe three main types of naturally occurring mineral:
- Chrysotile (white asbestos) – soft, silky, flexible yet tough –
used in asbestos cement and banned in 1999
- Crocidolite (blue asbestos) – harder that white but still flexible –
used in asbestos textiles and banned in 1985
- Amosite (brown asbestos) – course and brittle
used in thermal insulation and banned in 1985
Why is asbestos a health hazard?
Asbestos fibres are the smallest natural fibres known, they cannot be seen by either the naked eye nor under the most powerful microscope. Two million fibres can fit on a pinhead.
If these fibres are inhaled they work their way to the lungs where they cause damage to the pleura, the alveolar ducts and the alveoli and membrane surrounding the abdomen. These particles remain latent in these areas and often don’t cause health problems until decades later.
What diseases are caused by asbestos exposure?
As asbestos fibres accumulate in the lungs, several types of diseases may develop:
Health problems associated with asbestos
It can take up to 25 years for the health problems of inhaling asbestos fibres to become clear. Click on the links below to find out more information about asbestos and health:
Where is asbestos found?
Asbestos was mainly used in building materials including cement, insulation board, lagging, fire blankets and floor tiles. Click here for more information on where asbestos is found…
High risk occupations
Certain occupations have been found to have more people suffering from asbestos related illnesses than others. These occupations include metal plate workers, vehicle body builders, plumbers, gas fitters, carpenters, electricians and electrical engineers. However, the risk of being exposed to asbestos in any occupation cannot be eliminated. Click here for more information on asbestos and occupations…
Anyone who comes into contact with asbestos is at risk of eventually contracting a serious health problem. Therefore it is necessary for specialists to carry out any asbestos removal. Click here for more information on asbestos removal…
Click here for more information on the future of asbestos…
Click here for more useful asbestos resources…
Our service is risk free
Your health and recovery is our top priority, and your recovery can be hampered by the stress of having to fund your legal claim against your former employer’s insurance company. We offer a no win, no fee service, which means just what it says – if your claim isn’t successful you won’t have to pay us a penny. It means making a compensation claim is completely free of financial risk, leaving you with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
How can we help?
We have been dealing with asbestos related illnesses for a number of years and have developed a service which is ensures you receive the best service possible. From organising treatment, to guaranteeing the maximum compensation award, we take care of everything for you.
Our personal injury solicitors
Dealing with asbestos related claims requires the skills and expertise of an experienced personal injury solicitor. This will ensure you receive the maximum compensation award and treatment without any further stress. In particular, below are six reasons why our solicitors are different:
We appreciate the impact that contracting an asbestos related illness has and at all times your claim will be dealt with in a professional and compassionate manner
- Asbestos law
An advanced understanding of the complexities and issues relating to asbestos regulations, employer responsibility and related issues
- Medical experts
Access to the UK’s leading medical experts who will play a key role in providing expert medical opinion to support your claim
- Rehabilitation and treatment
We can make a dramatic difference by organising treatment for you through our links with the country’s best rehabilitation services
- Witness resources
An established network to enable us to trace witnesses even from as long ago as over 20 years
Call us now for expert legal advice
Call us no on 0800 781 7789 or complete the form opposite and we’ll get to work on your asbestos enquiry immediately.