Who Was Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?
In most boat yards in the mid-20th century, the people who would be in direct contact with asbestos were the “laggers” who would apply asbestos insultation during the construction of ships. But they weren’t the only workers who were exposed to asbestos fibres.
There were also labourers who were employed to create an asbestos paste to be sprayed on pipes and bulk heads. This paste would be mixed in open containers and often dust would be whipped up into the air and onto the floor. It was the labourers’ responsibility to sweep up this dust which they would inevitably inhale.
This danger also existed for the people who were responsible for maintaining ships after they were built.
Boiler workers and plumbers would often need to remove asbestos insulation to get access to boilers and pipes. They would do this without protective equipment to prevent them from breathing in the asbestos dust as the fibres were disturbed.
How Can an Industrial Disease Solicitor Help?
Our Industrial Disease Solicitors have years of combined experience in handling Asbestos Claims and getting people the compensation and support they deserve.
If you’re unsure of your eligibility to make a claim, or you have any questions, we can help you through an initial free claims assessment where we’ll listen to the details of your situation and provide you with a clear view on your eligibility to claim and the next steps.
If we can take on your case, we’ll work on your behalf to gather the evidence needed to support your claim and secure you the best outcome, providing guidance and expertise along the way.
We work on a No Win, No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to you.