Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in the building, chemical, steel and shipbuilding industries as an insulation material. There are now strict laws governing its use as a result of the health risks that have emerged due to exposure via ingestion or inhalation of its fibres.
Asbestos is not a threat if left undisturbed but once it is it can cause severe issues to your health. Typically, the people who are affected are those with jobs that may involve working with materials that contain asbestos such as builders, painters and decorators.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors can assist in making a claim on your behalf for compensation if you have been exposed to asbestos and as a result you have suffered one of the following diseases:
- Pleural Thickening
Depending on the seriousness of your illness, if successful you could receive compensation between £1,000 and £500,000.
It is possible to make a claim against previous employers even if they are no longer in business. We can act for both victims and their families as well as being able to provide representation at inquests if necessary. We will provide understanding and compassionate advice during this difficult time.
If you have been affected by one of these asbestos related diseases, contact our personal injury solicitors to discuss your options.
Why use a solicitor?
- An asbestos related claim can be complex and require specific evidence.
- A solicitor can communicate and negotiate with all parties involved.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our specialist personal injury solicitors have a vast amount of experience in asbestos claims.
- We will seek achieve the best possible settlement.
- We will keep you update on the progress of your claim.