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Trades that worked with asbestos materials – carpenters and joiners

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 19th January 2021

Our asbestos team specialists have been dealing with asbestos disease claims for many decades and have a wealth of knowledge about how different workers were exposed to asbestos. We thought it would be useful and interesting to consider some particular trades that our asbestos team come across in their daily work. The first trade in this series is carpenters and joiners.

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Lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 23rd November 2020

November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is a devastating disease which affects tens of thousands of people in the UK every year. November is the month when we focus on lung cancer and on encouraging people to seek medical assistance if they are displaying typical symptoms of lung cancer.

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What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?

Philip Unciano

Posted by Philip Unciano | Chartered Legal Executive
On 21st September 2020

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is a Government state benefit scheme for people who are disabled as a result of injury or disease arising from work. The scheme is administered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), and provides money on a no fault basis, meaning that no blame is imposed on the employer for the injury or disease arising in their workplace.

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Can I claim compensation for the worry of knowing I have been exposed to asbestos?

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 4th September 2020

The use of asbestos materials was extensive in the UK for many decades, particularly during the 1960s. In fact many buildings today still contain asbestos materials which were installed many decades ago. All of those asbestos materials were fitted by someone. Unfortunately, some of those people who fitted the materials will go on to develop an asbestos related disease. In addition, some family members of those people will also develop asbestos release diseases as a result of breathing in asbestos fibres from work clothes taken home.

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