Asbestos is a fibrous material that was commonly used in building and manufacturing from the 1950s right through to the 1980s. It was largely used for insulation and fireproofing.
Individual asbestos fibres are dangerous when they are inhaled.
Most asbestos diseases are caused by working in a dusty environment containing asbestos dust. Workers who installed asbestos (when it was cut or planed) or were involved in its removal are most at risk.
Liability for asbestos exposure is sometimes conceded as asbestos continued to be used well after its risks became known in the 1950s.
This is a highly specialised area of law and accordingly it is important to appoint a solicitor who has the necessary skills and experience. We can provide this legal expertise and aim to combine it with the sympathy and understanding that clients appreciate at such a difficult time.