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Asbestos – What it was used for and what you are entitled to if you suffer an asbestos related disease

Asbestos was banned in 1999, long after the harmful effects of this material were known. Asbestos was widely used in building materials as it has fire resistant properties. Exposure to significant quantities of asbestos dust however, can lead to serious illness several decades later.

Significant exposure to asbestos is responsible for:

  • 2,515 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2014.
  • Impacting both men and women, men who worked in the building industry when asbestos was extensively used, are at particular risk of developing an asbestos related disease.
  • In excess of 2,000 asbestos related lung cancer deaths every year and 431 deaths attributed to asbestosis in 2014.
  • Hundreds of new cases of pleural thickening assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2015.

Why choose Linder Myers to make your occupational disease claim?

Linder Myers is a legal firm with specialist departments in many different areas, including medical negligence, occupational disease and personal injury.

Providing expert legal advice and support at affordable prices, including no win no fee case handling, our solicitors are truly dedicated to providing a high quality and efficient legal service to claimants.

Our Occupational Disease department

For those who are yet to experience any symptoms, but may be concerned that they may have been put at risk of asbestos exposure, seeking medical advice as soon as any tell-tale symptoms appear is essential.

Individuals who do sadly fall ill due to asbestos exposure, are entitled to compensation from the employer responsible for exposing them to this health risk – even in circumstances where the relevant employer has ceased to trade or has changed hands.

Linder Myers’ occupational disease specialists have significant experience in these types of claims and are highly ranked in independent legal directory Chambers & Partners offering an empathetic, personal service.

Find out more about our Occupational Disease department

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