On 2 June 2012 Glasgow-based Clydebank Asbestos Group received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to UK volunteer groups in recognition of outstanding achievement in their communities.
Scotland’s leading asbestos lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, and asbestos campaigners have welcomed today’s Supreme Court ruling that insurers who offered cover at the time victims were exposed to asbestos are liable to pay compensation to victims.
The not for profit group Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have released figures showing that the number of deaths and personal injuries arising from Asbestos fibres are likely to increase over the next five years.
Scotland’s award winning personal injury firm and asbestos campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, have backed calls from Unite the Union and victims’ organisations for the UK Government to match Scotland’s commitment to asbestos sufferers.
Pleural Plaques victims and campaigners hailed the UK Supreme Court’s groundbreaking judgment as a “victory for justice and democracy over insurers’ greed and self-interest.”
Marks & Spencer has been fined £1m for failing to protect customers, staff and workers from potential exposure to asbestos after ceiling tiles containing the deadly material fell to the floor during a store refurbishment programme.Customers at the company’s stores in Reading and Bournemouth were put at risk of exposure to asbestos in 2006 and 2007 during the refurbishments, a court heard.
ASBESTOS EXPERT SOLICITORS MAKE APPEAL FOR TEXT DONATIONSScotland’s leading personal injury firm and asbestos disease specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, today completed their 10km run to raise money for the victims of asbestos exposure.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and asbestos disease specialists are making a final appeal for people to make text donations to help support asbestos victims.The call comes as staff from the firm’s offices across Scotland prepare to take part in this Sunday’s Great Scottish Run.
The Wood family’s lives were turned upside-down when David’s wife Maureen found out she had mesothelioma – a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos. Maureen’s death after a long brave fight with the disease left David and the family devastated.