For many workers up until the 1980’s, contact with asbestos was simply part of the job. Today, however, it may well prove part of the problem.
To date, a number of serious chest conditions have been conclusively linked to asbestos exposure, and the HSE estimate it to be the biggest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK.
Those conditions include:
The number of people potentially affected by such conditions are considerable, and at particular risk are those who worked in the following industries up until the 1980’s:
For people diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, the thought of legal-action can seem tiring and troublesome, however with Hattons it needn’t be.
Our team of specialist solicitors will arrange home visits where necessary, and ensure inconvenience and worries are kept at bay.
You may also be entitled to additional state benefits, and again this is something Hattons can investigate on your behalf.
Click here to read examples of Asbestos Related claims that Hattons Solicitors have won for clients.
So, if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, are awaiting a diagnosis, or have recently lost someone due to a suspected asbestos-related disease, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Hattons team.
If you need advice on making an asbestos related health claim call Hattons Solicitors on 0800 298 9690 for free initial advice or fill in the Claim Form located to the right of this screen.
Hattons were originally based in St Helens but have grown to give legal advice across the North West and UK, helping with asbestosis claims for example.