Claim For Your Asbestos Illness

Asbestos is now known to contribute to the development of several forms of lung disease. These diseases include asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer and emphysema.

Before people knew of the dangers of asbestos, it was popular as a fireproof building material in the UK. It was used extensively from the 1950s through to the middle of the 1980s, when its dangers were acknowledged. It has now been banned and today much of the material has been removed.

However an employer who does not protect their workers from asbestos with suitable personal protective clothing and health and safety training is acting negligently and could find that they have to pay the worker compensation for their suffering. Employees who contract asbestos-related illnesses now can still claim against their employers for the original exposure.

YouClaim's solicitors are leaders in their field and can help you make an asbestos compensation claim today. We know how enormously devastating the effects of the tiny dust particles can be and are fully aware of the damage they can do. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form.


Asbestos-related conditions

We can help you claim for the following conditions:

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Which buildings is it found in?

Asbestos has now been banned for most purposes in the developed world and today much of the material has been removed. However, there is still an estimated half a million non-domestic properties which currently have some form of asbestos in them. Such buildings include:

  • Schools
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Shopping centres
  • Garages

Where else is it found?

  • Textiles; fibres were used in textiles such as fire blankets and composites could be bathroom plastics (toilets, bath panels , window sills etc).,
  • Composites: plastics such as those found in the bathroom; toilet cisterns, sinks, bath panels.
  • Asbestos cement products; fibres were commonly mixed into cement and used throughout the home.
  • Lagging; insulation around boilers and pipes may have traces, it was commonly used for its insulation properties.
  • Asbestos insulating boards; wall plaster boards, ceiling panels and fire proof panels often have traces.
  • Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls, beams or columns; used due to its heat and fire resistant properties it is now regularly found in insulation.
  • Textured coatings; decorative finishes on walls and ceilings may have been created using asbestos fibres.
  • Loose asbestos in ceiling or floor cavity; often pure asbestos is found in lofts and under floor boards which is extremely dangerous to work with.

Professions linked to illnesses

The people who come to us have been exposed to it through a variety of circumstances. They include: 

This list is by no means exhaustive and we've even been able to help wives who have contracted asbestos-related diseases when washing their husbands' work clothes.

We can help you make a claim

Every year we work with sufferers to help them win the compensation they are entitled to from their employer.

We’re aware that no amount of money can compensate for the pain and suffering of an asbestos-related disease but it can ensure that you haven’t been left out of pocket because of your illness, be it through an inability to work or because of medical costs that you’ve had to fork out for.

You can trust us because we’re the asbestos claims experts and we’ll put your interests first at all times. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 to begin your claim today, or fill in an online enquiry form.

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