The London Underground is both the capital's most iconic and its most integral piece of infrastructure. Every day millions of people use its services, while, over the years, hundreds of thousands of workers have contributed to its building, upkeep, expansion and everyday operation.
However, the London Underground is more than a century old – the first line opened in 1863 – and a great many of employees worked on construction and maintenance of its lines during the 1920s', 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; the decades that form the ‘heyday' of asbestos use in the United Kingdom. Indeed, all of the Northern Line, the Victoria Line, and the Jubilee Line were constructed between 1924 and 1979.
If you or a close family worked in some capacity on the London Underground during any of the above years and have since been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, it may be possible to claim compensation for your pain losses and suffering.
Call 0800 508 8747 to speak to Asbestos Claim Centre today about claiming compensation for mesothelioma in London.
Is asbestos still a danger today?
In 2012 a London Underground worker and RMT union activist spoke to the International Business Times voicing his concern that asbestos was "all over the place" on the London Underground, particularly in places on the Central Line. "The east end of the Central line is in a bad way," he said.
"The asbestos is above and beyond anywhere else on the whole of the Underground system."
"No matter what, they won't remove it. It costs too much money and takes too long. They are going to leave it there."
Asbestos Claim Centre – ensuring justice for you
There is no doubt that exposure to asbestos fibres can cause a range of illnesses, from pleural plaques and pleural thickening to asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
In fact, asbestos is responsible for more than 4,000 deaths a year, making it the biggest single occupational killer in the UK.
If you or a close family member have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and believe that it may be attributable to occupational exposure – whether in a classroom, prison, shipyard, carpenter's workshop or other setting – you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and losses.
Talk to the specialists in securing compensation for mesothelioma in London. Simply call Asbestos Claim Centre on 0800 508 8747.