Have you worked in one of these trades over the last 50 years? You may have been exposed to asbestos
Asbestos exposure would have been inevitable for many over the last 50 years. And for those who had been exposed, they may be at risk of developing an asbestos related disease.
What trades are likely to have been exposed to asbestos?
Asbestos is a fibrous material, and was widely used in construction, engineering, automotive and shipbuilding industries. It has also been found in schools, farms, and building sites.
Wolferstans Solicitors have supported people that were exposed to asbestos in a wide variety of workplaces. The most common trades our clients have worked in are:
- Dockyard workers
- Power Station employees
- Cable installers
- MOD employees
- Ex-Services post 1987
- Office workers
How are people exposed to asbestos?
Read some of our clients’ experiences and how we have helped them:
Jim, a former Cornish carpenter, developed mesothelioma 40 years after sawing asbestos boarding on a building site in London. We were able to trace the firm’s employer’s liability insurers and brought a successful civil claim. The settlement was £380,000.
Brian, a former farm worker, developed Mesothelioma due to working and maintaining farm buildings. We were unable to trace insurers and submitted a claim on the government Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. The settlement was £96,000.
Chris, a teacher in a local school, was exposed to asbestos whilst checking certain areas of the school. Following a successful freedom of information request, we managed to secure substantial payment of damages as well as all future medical treatment required because of the condition. The settlement was £400,000.
I think I have been exposed to asbestos. What are the symptoms I should look out for?
Asbestos-related diseases typically arise 10 to 40 years after the period of exposure.
Symptoms to look out for include shortness of breath, chest pains, reduced stamina, weight loss, and hot and cold fevers.
A lot of these symptoms are very similar to Covid-19 symptoms. However, if you have ever worked in an environment where asbestos was present, this could potentially be the cause.
How can Wolferstans help you?
If you have worked with asbestos and have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, please contact us so we can support you in bringing a claim forward. Our dedicated team are here to support you in getting the compensation you deserve, as well as assisting you with any benefit applications you may be entitled to.
Our work is completed on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning there is no risk of you having to pay any costs for representation.