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The past use of asbestos in the construction industry is a national disgrace, and one that our team of asbestos claim lawyers aim to fight.

Asbestos was originally regarded as a miracle material for insulation and fire-proofing.

While the dangers of using asbestos may not have been understood originally, the risks of breathing in asbestos fibres became known in the 1960s and 70s. However, many companies still continued to use it, and many failed in their duty to provide adequate protection to workers.

Every year, more than 3000 people in the UK die as a result of asbestos-related diseases. That is more than those who die in road accidents.

If you were exposed to asbestos through employer negligence, you should talk to one of our asbestos claims solicitors. It is important that negligent employers are held to account.

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Making an asbestos claim

When asbestos was widely used in the construction industry, employers were instructed to follow steps to reduce the risk of exposure. These included:

  • Ensuring workplaces were well-ventilated.
  • Providing PPE, such as masks or gloves.
  • Ensuring work areas were clean at the end of the day.

However, these steps were not always followed. In some cases, they were completely ignored.

Many employers failed drastically in their duty of care toward employees, which has led to an explosion in asbestos-related diseases.

Making a claim with one of our asbestos lawyers can help ensure you can access the best medical treatment, safeguard your family’s future and ensure that negligence does not go unpunished.

Asbestos related diseases

There are many diseases related to asbestos, caused by breathing in fibres.

Some of these diseases may be symptomless; others, sadly, are terminal and can cause great suffering.

Some of the most common asbestos-related diseases are:

Pleural thickening is a lung disease where extensive scarring of the lung tissue thickens the membrane that covers the lungs. This reduces lung function, causing pain and breathing issues.

Find out more about our pleural thickening claims service today.

Mesothelioma is a form of terminal lung cancer. This is often caused by breathing in asbestos fibres, which damage the lungs, causing cells to become cancerous. There is no known cure.

Find out more about our mesothelioma claims service today.

Jones Whyte has the experience required to handle your claim sensitively and efficiently. Our specialist asbestos claims lawyers will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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