Millions of people were exposed to asbestos at work from the 1930s to the 1970s, as its use in the construction, aircraft and engineering industries was widespread. Many employers knew about the dangers of asbestos but did not adequately protect their employees, employees' families or local residents from being exposed to asbestos fibres.
As a result of being exposed to asbestos in the workplace, you are entitled to claim compensation for asbestosis, Mesothelioma or asbestos-induced lung cancer if you or a member of your family developed the asbestos-related disease or cancer.
If you were exposed to asbestos fibres while not at work or in a workplace, for example from exposure to asbestos fibres on the work clothes of a family member, or if you lived near a factory where asbestos was regularly used, you are also entitled to claim compensation for Mesothelioma.
If the employer or the company is no longer operating, you can still claim compensation through its insurance company by restoring the company or by bringing a Mesothelioma claim under the Government's Scheme via the Pneumoconiosis (Workmen's Compensation) Act 1979.
We believe every client affected by asbestos exposure has the right to seek compensation to make life easier in very difficult circumstances.