Nearly one-percent of all Scottish people will die as a result of an asbestos-related cancer – usually because of exposure suffered in the workplace between 1950 and 1990 – and although all forms of use of the substance was banned in 1999, around 5,000 people in the UK die each year as a result of illnesses such as mesothelioma. In fact, the death rate is not expected to peak until 2015 to 2020. For information about making an asbestos claim, either for yourself or on behalf of a close family member, call Thompsons Solicitors today on 0800 0891 331.
Lagger Asbestos Claims
There are an array of occupational groups who are at elevated risk of asbestos illnesses, from shipbuilders, carpenters and joiners to plumbers and, of course, laggers and laggers' mates. Laggers are tradespeople who apply insulation to pipes, generators, boilers, ducting and other items. They work in both residential and commercial buildings and frequently use materials such as fibreglass and felt; however, up until the 1990s they also used asbestos which meant that they frequently inhaled its deadly fibres. Exposure occurred in many situations, including the following:
- Cutting asbestos
- Mixing asbestos into cement
- Sweeping asbestos fibres and dust
- Replacing boilers and pipes
- Installing boilers and piles
- Removing boilers and pipes
- Re-lagging boilers and pipes
If you are one of the thousands of laggers in the UK who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness in the past three years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. In addition to assisting those who have suffered direct workplace exposure to asbestos our personal injury solicitors are able to help the following two types of claimants:
- Those who have suffered secondary exposure to asbestos in the home or general environment
- Those who have been left bereaved as a result of the asbestos-related death of a loved one
Thompsons Solicitors - Laggers’ Asbestos Claims
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness in the past three years and believe that this is because you inhaled or ingested asbestos while working as a lagger, Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland can help you ensure compensation. We are the nation’s leading personal injury firm and have a strong track record of securing settlement for clients both in Scotland and the wider UK. We have an comprehensive database of potentially liable employers, witnesses and insurers to assist your claim. This fact is invaluable for the many claimants who might struggle to remember exactly who they were working for and where. Furthermore, we can help your asbestos claim even if the liable employer has gone out of business. For more information about our service or for a discussion regarding your rights and options, call us today on 0800 0891 331.