Asbestos claims for dockers and their families

Former dockers are among those in the UK most likely to develop asbestosis and mesothelioma as a result of past exposure to asbestos in the workplace.

If you or a close family member has been diagnosed with one of these illnesses and believe that it may be attributable to exposure in a UK workplace, Asbestos Claim Centre can help you achieve the compensation you deserve.

Additionally, we can help ensure compensation for those who have developed an illness as a result of secondary exposure. For example, through coming into contact with asbestos dust on the work overalls of a family member.

Asbestos claims wherever you are in the UK

Dockers and stevedores all over the country have developed asbestos illnesses as a result of workplace exposure. Cities where mesothelioma and asbestosis rates are the highest include the following:

  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Bristol
  • Hull
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
  • Sunderland
  • London

Asbestos in the working environment

Dockers came into contact with asbestos dust in many ways. For a start, asbestos was widely used in the nation's shipyards, for lagging, insulation and boiler work among other things.

Another common cause of exposure was loading and unloading work. Dockers frequently unloaded asbestos shipments from asbestos mining capitals such as South Africa and Canada.

There is a great deal of documentary evidence available which shows that workers suffered exposure to asbestos fibres from loose and unsecure hessian sacks.

Claiming for exposure in the past

On average it takes 32 years for mesothelioma to develop, and in some cases it may take as many as six decades. As such, many dock workers who are diagnosed with asbestos illnesses seek to claim at a point when their former employer has gone out of business.

Fortunately, Asbestos Claim Centre's solicitors can help trace insurers, thereby providing claimants with the opportunity to secure the full compensation they deserve.

Contact Asbestos Claim Centre

Whether you worked as a docker, stevedore, shipbuilder or in another trade, if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition in the past three years, contact us today to discuss your claim for compensation. Call 0800 508 8747 or submit an online enquiry form so that we can begin to fight for your rights.

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