Although the sale and use of asbestos has been banned in Scotland and the wider UK for more than two decades, the legacy of the deadly mineral continues to be felt.
For example, each year in the UK, around 2,400 people die as a result of asbestos-related disease, with around 200 of these in Scotland.
The North-East of Scotland, was once an asbestos-reliant, shipbuilding hub. In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire there were 73 mesothelioma deaths between 2009 and 2014, with many more people suffering from other asbestos related conditions such as asbestosis, pleural thickening and pleural plaques.
If you or someone close to you has been affected by an asbestos illness and you would like to consider the possibility of making an asbestos claim in Aberdeen, contact our specialist lawyers today by calling us on 0800 0891 331.
Asbestos claims for all occupations
Unfortunately, asbestos was once used widely in many of the trades and professions that operated in the North East of Scotland during the last century, these include the following:
- Mechanic and motor work
- Electrical work
Furthermore, the North-East was home to many of the world's leading shipyards during the last century. Asbestos was frequently used as an insulation material in the construction of fishing boats, yachts, ferries, naval ships, clippers and more; all at the following sites:
- John Lewis and Sons
- Jones of Buckie
- Herd and MacKenzie
- Hall Russell
A contemporary threat
The sale and use of asbestos is now banned in the UK but a great deal of asbestos remains in existence in many schools, prisons, public buildings and offshore platforms built before 1999.
Although this asbestos should pose no risk to human health if it is undisturbed and in good condition, if deterioration or disturbance takes place and dust particles become airborne, users and visitors may inhale the deadly mineral.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has very strict rules in place regarding the management of asbestos at such sites and if you believe that you have recently been exposed to asbestos you should first and foremost seek medical advice.
Authoritative Aberdeen based asbestos claim advice
If you have developed an asbestos-related disease as a result of exposure in the workplace or as a result of secondary exposure, our asbestos claim experts in Aberdeen can help you secure suitable compensation.
Over the years we have developed an extensive database of most of the companies and insurers relevant to asbestos claims in Aberdeen and have vast experience of utilising this to ensure settlement is secured in our clients' favour.
No Win No Fee, no risk
Our No Win No Fee model ensures that all the financial risk of making an asbestos claim is taken on by us: you have nothing to pay unless you win your case.
This means that if your compensation claim case is unsuccessful we won't charge you any fees or costs associated with the action
Thompsons Solicitors is regulated by The Law Society of Scotland. You can therefore be entirely confident that our No Win No Fee solicitors agreement has met the rigorous regulatory requirements set down by The Society.
Contact us today
Our experienced and dedicated asbestos claim team in Aberdeen can help you make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. We can also help you if you are looking to claim following the loss of a loved one to an asbestos-related illness. Call us today on0800 0891 331