Many people find it hard to believe that people are still suffering from asbestos-related problems, decades after legislation outlawing its use in construction. The problem is that firstly, symptoms from exposure to asbestos can take many decades to materialise and secondly, it is still present to a large degree in many buildings even to this day.
Figures from the HSE suggest that there will continue to be around 2,500 deaths per year for a number of years yet from mesothelioma. That is a particular type of cancer (affecting the lining of the lung) which is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos many years later. It is a brutal disease and one which is horrible for any family to have to witness.
We have the experience of having acted for many asbestos victims over the years. It is always upsetting to see the effect such conditions have on people and their loved ones who are left behind.
We can’t take away that pain but we can help on the financial side by helping families through the complex stages of a claim for compensation. For years, insurance companies have tried to fight their way out of paying asbestos claims and there are many Court cases which illustrate this. If we think that you have a good case, we will do everything we possibly can to recover compensation for you.
Nobody deserves to develop asbestos-related problems. If it happens to you or your loved ones, we are here to help.