Get in touch to find out more about mesothelioma compensation claims
It’s no secret that asbestos was used in many industrial job roles for many years. Nowadays, we are beginning to see the damage that asbestos has caused through the rise in mesothelioma compensation claims through the Accident Advice Helpline.
Mesothelioma occurs when an individual has breathed in asbestos dust or debris at any point. The most common places that asbestos could be found between 1930 and 1980 was primarily at shipyards, building sites, power stations, railway workshops and other factories where predominantly men were employed decades ago. This is why it’s now more common to see men making mesothelioma compensation claims rather than women. Sadly, many women have developed mesothelioma in later life because they have contracted it after contact with the work clothes and overalls belonging to their male relatives and partners.
Who commonly gets mesothelioma?
Depending on what your job role is, this determines who is more prone to contract mesothelioma.
Electricians are at risk of developing mesothelioma because they often have to cut or drill through asbestos insulation to install cable trays, instruments, switches, and wiring systems. Joiners and Carpenters and Builders are also at risk of developing mesothelioma as a result of sawing, drilling, and fixing or replacing asbestos cement board often used in partition walls, suspended ceilings, flooring, roof tiles, and thermal insulation. Motor Mechanics may have been exposed to asbestos as asbestos was frequently used in brake pads and clutches.
Pipe Fitters and plumbers commonly install, maintain and repair pipes, boilers and heating systems. The nature of their work means that they have to cut or drill through walls as well as cutting and assembling sections of pipe, removing, and replacing damaged sections of pipe, valve, and flanges etc. All of these tasks put them at risk of developing mesothelioma as pipes frequently used to be covered with asbestos lagging. As the pipes were cut, fibres from the asbestos lagging were released into the air and inhaled by the pipefitter or plumber.
You can start your claim as soon as today
The Accident Advice Helpline will professionally provide one of their expert solicitors to process mesothelioma compensation claims. If you, or someone you know, has been unfortunate enough to be suffering from an asbesto-related medical condition such as mesothelioma, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can speak to a member of the Accident Advice Helpline, by calling 0800 689 0500, or if you would prefer to call from a mobile, call on 0333 500 0993. If you would prefer that a friendly member of the customer service team calls you back, just text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
There is lots of information available on the Accident Advice Helpline website should you require further info. On the website, you can also take the quick and easy 30-second eligibility test which will tell you if you are eligible to claim. If you are, you can then use the handy compensation calculator.
Date Published: 6th February 2014