If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness it is important that you seek legal advice regarding your possible entitlement to compensation.
Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland are specialists in lung disease and industrial disease claims and can help secure asbestos compensation for office workers who have come into contact with asbestos particles throughout the course of their employment.
If you would like to speak with our team about the possibility of claiming asbestos compensation for exposure to the substance while employed as an office worker such as a secretary, clerk, administrator or archivist, call us today on 0800 0891 331.
Employer duty of care and exposure
All employers in the UK have a legal duty to provide employees with a safe working environment, this includes preventing exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos.
However, the tragic reality is that for many decades thousands of Scottish workers suffered exposure to asbestos in their workplaces. Although the majority of people affected are from asbestos-reliant industries such as shipbuilding, construction and engineering, it is also true that asbestos was present in the insulation and construction of most buildings, including offices.
In many cases the asbestos has gradually deteriorated and asbestos particles may have become airborne in the form of dust. These can then be easily inhaled or ingested by hundreds or even thousands of office and clerical staff. In other cases, workers may have been exposed to asbestos during maintenance work, repairs or renovations.
If you worked in a clerical or administrative capacity in your workplace and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, you should speak with our specialist industrial solicitors today about the possibility of claiming asbestos compensation for office workers. Even if you do not remember the presence of asbestos in your workplace, we may still be able to help. We have developed a large database to this end and this can help assist such claims. Furthermore, we specialise in carefully researching past employers to provide proof of possible asbestos exposure.
Clarity and transparency
All our advice is in plain English and straight to the point. Furthermore, we provide clear and transparent fee structuring: if we take your case on a No Win, No Fee basis you will have nothing to pay if your claim does not succeed; if it is a success (as around 90% of our cases are) you pay a pre-agreed percentage of your settlement. There are never any hidden charges or surprising costs.
Compensation for office and clerical worker asbestos illness
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and believe that it may be attributable to exposure in your workplace, our solicitors can help you consider your possible entitlement to compensation. Call our asbestos compensation for office worker specialists today on 0800 0891 331.