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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.

Asbestos Exposure

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 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.

Claim Compensation

If you are a victim of asbestos exposure through employer negligence, you should talk to one of our asbestos claims solicitors and take the first steps to making your asbestos compensation claim.

Negligent employers must be held to account for the thousands of people who are suffering from asbestos-related diseases due to exposure to asbestos fibres.

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Why Choose Jones Whyte for Asbestos Claims?

  1. Expertise: Our experienced team of solicitors specialises in asbestos-related claims. We stay abreast of the latest legal developments and medical research to build strong cases for our clients.
  2. Compassionate Approach: Dealing with asbestos-related disease is challenging. We approach each case with empathy, offering personalised support to our clients assisting them to claim compensation.
  3. No Win No Fee Guarantee: We understand that financial concerns should not deter you from claiming compensation. With our no-win no-fee guarantee, you won’t have to worry about upfront legal costs. We only get paid if you win your case.

Our No Win No Fee Asbestos Claims Process:

  1. Free Consultation: Begin your journey to justice with a free consultation. Our experts will assess the details of your case, answer your questions, and explain the potential outcomes.
  2. Case Evaluation: We conduct a thorough evaluation of your case, gathering necessary evidence, medical records, and other relevant information to build a strong foundation for your claim.
  3. Claim Submission: Our team will prepare and submit your asbestos claim to the responsible parties. We handle all communications and negotiations on your behalf, ensuring you can focus on your well-being.
  4. Legal Proceedings: If negotiations do not result in a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our experienced litigators will represent you with dedication and skill, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
  5. Compensation Recovery: Once a settlement is reached or a court judgment is obtained, we ensure prompt and efficient compensation recovery. Your well-being is our priority, and we work tirelessly to provide the financial support you need.

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 disease.

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

Asbestos Related Disease Claims

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

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

Some of the most common asbestos-related disease are:

  • Pleural thickening
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Plaques
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Pleural Thickening

This 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.


This 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.

Pleural Plaques

This is when asbestos fibres cause the linings of the lungs to thicken – and in some cases, calcify. Plaques are benign, symptomless and cannot become cancer themselves – however, they can be a warning sign that the sufferer could develop other asbestos diseases in later life. Because plaques are symptomless they are often most commonly found on X-rays or other scans while doctors have been searching for something else.


This is a chronic lung disease where the asbestos fibres have caused lung tissue to scar. This in turn creates problems with breathing and physical pain. There is sadly no known cure. 

Asbestos-related lung cancer

This is cancer of the lungs which has been caused by exposure to asbestos dust. It requires more exposure to asbestos than the level required to develop asbestosis. This kind of cancer is often wrongly blamed on smoking however even if you smoked it is still possible to recover compensation. 

Claim Asbestos Compensation

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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