Asbestos claims for fitters

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Asbestos represents the single biggest workplace tragedy in Scotland over the past one hundred years. Over the period of its widespread use, up until the point it was finally banned in 1999, tens of thousands of Scottish workers were exposed to the deadly mineral, many of whom have gone on to develop illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, devastating whole families and communities in the process.

Thompsons Solicitors is the leading personal injury firm in Scotland. If you fall into one of the following three categories we can help you ensure the maximum possible settlement for your pain suffering and losses:

    1. You have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and suffered direct exposure in the workplace. For example, you inhaled asbestos dust while performing work as a fitter on a shipyard or construction site.
    2. You have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and suffered secondary exposure. For example, you inhaled dust from the asbestos-contaminated working clothes of a fitter who was a parent, sibling or other family member.
    3. You have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness sometime in the past three years.

Whether it is in relation to work performed as a fitter or in some other capacity, talk to Thompsons Solicitors today about the possibility of claiming compensation. Simply call 0800 0891331.

Fitter Claims in Scotland

Fitters worked across a wide variety of settings; but up until the latter part of the twentieth century, whether they were working in shipyards, construction sites or in some other environment, it is likely that there was a common factor: asbestos.

The specialist personal injury solicitors at Thompsons in Scotland have a wealth of experience in representing fitter asbestos claims and are able to draw on exhaustive databases which detail employer practices, liability insurers, witness statements and more – all of which can help support and expedite your claim if it relates to work undertaken as one of the following:

      • A pipefitter
      • A gas fitter
      • A bracket worker
      • An air conditioning installer
      • A furnace installer
      • A steamfitter
      • A plumber
      • A pipe cutter
      • A fitter's mate
      • A boiler fitter
      • A turner
      • An apprentice to any of the above

Overall, fitters in Scotland worked on a variety of systems, whether the pipes were for transporting steam, water, gas, air, sewage or some other substance. The highpoint for asbestos exposure were the years between the 1940s and 1980s, during which time asbestos was the insulation material of choice for most employers and workplaces.

Unfortunately, fitters often worked in closed and cramped workspaces which, without proper protective equipment such as breathing masks, made asbestos exposure an inevitability.

Thompsons Solicitors for Fitter Claims in Scotland

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland have a specialist lung disease team who can help asbestos sufferers and their families claim compensation for asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

For sensitive and knowledgeable support from Scotland's most experienced personal injury firm, contact our asbestos claims team for fitters today on 0800 0891331.

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