Most people are well aware that asbestos is dangerous to work with or near. This wasn’t always the case, but ever since it has become apparent that inhaling asbestos dust and fibres can be potentially deadly, new laws have come into force. These laws are designed to make sure businesses have a strict code to follow to ensure the safety of all those who work with it or near it.
A lack of asbestos safety can clearly be a big problem. It could mean someone is working with asbestos in an improper manner, and if this occurs it could potentially lead to them inhaling fibres that could make them seriously ill in the future.
Is a lack of asbestos safety negligent?
Yes it is, particularly since the law is very clear on this matter. A business can be heavily fined as a result of exposing its workers to asbestos when it should have a series of measures in place to ensure this does not happen.
Accident Advice Helpline has assisted in cases where people have been devastated by a diagnosis of mesothelioma, the cancer that is associated with asbestos exposure. Since there is no cure and this disease can merely be managed, this is life-changing to say the least. Compensation is often payable in this situation because a person’s life expectancy can be greatly shortened.
Staying safe when working with asbestos
The idea is that specialist companies working in this area should follow strict procedures to ensure all their workers are safe at all times. In addition other companies and businesses need to perform risk assessments whenever work is being done on buildings. This should ensure any presence of asbestos is highlighted so the proper steps can be taken. No one should work to remove or manage asbestos in any way unless the proper precautions are taken beforehand. This is why it is always best to call in experts in this area.
If you have already been diagnosed with cancer as a direct result of being exposed to asbestos, you should give the experts at Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500. This is the best way to determine if you too could make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation. Being able to win compensation cannot make you well again, but it can make a profound difference to the rest of your life.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown