If you worked as a builder or as builders mate in the construction industry between 1960 and 1990, it is likely that at some point you were exposed to asbestos. If you remember being were exposed to asbestos dust and and have since been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If you have been diagnosed within the last 3 years, contact us and speak with one of our expert asbestos claim solicitors who can advise you on the prospects of your asbestos claim.
Were You Exposed to Asbestos On-Site?
Asbestos was used in a wide variety of industries and its use was none more prevalent than in the building and construction trade. Builders carrying our refurbishment works to both residential and commercial buildings would often unexpectedly find asbestos containing products when carry out works, some examples of which are below;
- demolishing walls and ceilings lined with asbestos plaster and vinyl wall tiles
- removing old boilers and pipes lagged in asbestos
- removing and replacing felt roof tiles and base flashing, containing asbestos
- removing vinyl floor tiles containing asbestos
Demolishing Walls and Ceilings Containing Asbestos
When demolishing walls and ceilings, huge amounts of asbestos dust and fibres would become airborne which were then subsequently inhaled and ingested by construction workers, many of which had not been offered any type of breathing equipment so had to rely solely on a small pocket handkerchiefs to cover their mouths.
Thousands of builders and builders mates were exposed to large amounts of asbestos dust by negligent employers and put at risk of developing life threatening asbestos related diseases in later life, including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Your Asbestos Claim
If you or a member of your family have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition in past 3 years, contact us today to speak with one of our expert asbestos solicitors. Call us on 0800 508 8747 or submit an online enquiry form so we can call you to take further details.