Asbestos Related Illness Compensation Claims - Video
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Transcript - Asbestos Related Illnesses - Compensation Claims
One of the most common areas that we act for clients regarding is asbestos related
illnesses. This is an area where we have seen a huge increase in the number of enquiries
that we are getting.
Asbestos related claims usually relate to exposure to asbestos that happened 30
or 40 years ago, when asbestos was very, very common and indeed was used in most
new building projects in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Occupations where we are finding
a lot of our clients use to work in are laggers where they would use asbestos to
lag pipes, also carpenters who would cut asbestos board and perhaps use if for building
soffits in new built houses or partitioning in airing cupboards in new built houses
or else use it for partitioning in industrial buildings. Also asbestos corrugated
roofing was very common and we find clients who would be cutting asbestos roofing
using hand tools and hand saws.
The most common asbestos illnesses that we are encountering are asbestosis which
is cumulative that means that more you work with asbestos the more likely you are
to develop the illness.
Also bilateral pleural thickening that again is cumulative and the more you work
with asbestos the more likely you are to be suffering from that particular illness
but the asbestos cancers including mesothelioma which is the cancer of the lining
of the lung can be caused only by inhalation of a single asbestos fibre. That means
that it is only necessary to trace one employer for whom somebody worked in order
to succeed in obtaining compensation for that client.
We are experts in tracing Companies who used asbestos and whose employees worked
with asbestos many years ago and where necessary their Insurers.
Head of Occupational Illness
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