Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. In fact, according to the Health & Safety Executive, asbestos-related diseases kill around twenty tradesmen in the UK every single week.
So what is an asbestos-related disease? There are quite a few:
- Lung cancer
- Pleural Thickening
- Pleural plaques, a condition affecting the membranes surrounding the lungs, and the most common of all the asbestos related conditions.
Asbestos Compensation Claims
The supply of all materials containing asbestos has now been completely banned in the UK but, as asbestos-related diseases do not tend to become symptomatic until many years after the initial exposure, it will be a long time before the after effects of our use of asbestos finally come to an end.
This is especially so given that asbestos is still found in homes, workplaces and public buildings around the country.
Until asbestos is completely removed, people will continue to be exposed to and affected by it. Likely victims include:
- Workers directly exposed to asbestos
- Secondary exposure to asbestos in the home or general environment
- Families affected by an asbestos-related disease
Asbestos Compensation Lawyers
Thompsons Solicitors is the leading personal injury legal firm in Scotland. We have a specialist Lung Disease team, dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have been negligently exposed to materials such as asbestos.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an asbestos-related disease, we can’t make you better. But we can help you claim compensation for the injury done to you, so that you and your family can cope better with the situation you face.
To find out more, give us a call today on 0800 0891331 and talk things through with one of our lung disease lawyers.