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From the 1940s until the close of the 1980s exposure to asbestos was a daily reality for Scotland's many shipyard workers, insulators, riggers, fitters, ships' plumbers and, of course, marine engineers, particularly those who worked in and around Clydeside.

But, contrary to many perceptions, it was not only these marine engineers who suffered asbestos exposure in Scotland, many civil engineers also came into contact with the substance. Whether it was through work on asbestos-insulated buildings or during road works, exposure to asbestos was common among engineers for several decades up until the substance's ban in 1999.

If you or a close family member of yours worked as an engineer, whether in a marine, civil or other capacity, and have now received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or other related illness, call Thompsons Solicitors today for advice and information regarding your legal rights and choices. Call 0800 0891 331 for more information.

Thompsons Solicitors. Scotland's leading asbestos claims specialists

Thompsons is the leading personal injury firm in the UK and has helped secure settlement for thousands of people.

We have the experience and the track record to ensure that your engineer asbestos illness claim is settled as quickly as possible and for the fullest possible sum.

We have an extensive database comprised of the details of employers, liability insurers, witness statements, known asbestos products and more to help your claim get off the ground with speed, strength and conviction.

We also work closely with our team of medical experts to provide you with the full range of support in relation to diagnosis, treatment and medical care.

In addition we have strong relationships with campaign groups such as Clydeside Action on Asbestos and can provide advice and support in relation to the following matters:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Industrial Disablement Benefit
  • Disability Living Component
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Mobility Car
  • Claims under Pneumoconiosis Etc
  • Workman's Compensation Act
  • Workplace Risks

Engineering claims across industry sectors

Whether asbestos exposure occurred because of dust created by insulation, rope, millboard, panelling, tape, putty, cement, drive bands, wide sheets, brake linings, hoses, jointing or some other product, if it occurred in the workplace – or indeed through secondary exposure – Thompsons Solicitors can help you consider your right to compensation.

"Like snow coming down"

Statements suggest the problem of asbestos exposure was rife, "I'm no exaggerating when I say this: it was like snow coming down, and there were nobody there to supervise them, and nobody there tae say it, and that used to come right down like snow all the time. And they were on staging the whole way up there... Now as you put the pipes up the insulators were following you. And the staging, there was asbestos all over that and all, and it was coming down on top of you." (Johnston and McIvor, Lethal Work, pp88-89)

Contact Thompsons today

Contact Thompsons Solicitors today for advice and information regarding your right to claim for asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, mesothelioma or lung cancer.

Whether you suffered direct exposure in an occupation such as engineering or secondary exposure through contaminated clothing or other circumstances, we can help you achieve the compensation you deserve.

Call 0800 0891 331 for more information.

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