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What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral. It was used extensively in the UK from the 1900s. Due to its huge versatility, asbestos was moulded into many forms including sheeting and cloth.

There are 2 main types of asbestos:

AsbestosSerpentine
Chrysotile (white asbestos)

Amphibole
Crocidolite (blue asbestos)
Amosite (brown asbestos)

 

Many people have been exposed to asbestos fibres through their own work, the work of colleagues near to them, washing a family member’s contaminated clothing or living near to an asbestos factory. The exposure is likely to have taken place many decades ago.

Not everyone who has been exposed to asbestos will develop an asbestos related condition. However, for those people who do, it is important they receive independent and impartial advice from specialists.

Please contact us if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. Time limits apply to civil compensation claims and for certain benefits, so don’t delay.

If you need help, advice or more information about what to do following a diagnosis of asbestos related disease, please contact our Industrial Disease Solicitors who are backed by four decades of experience with asbestos related diseases compensation cases. Our legal practice and team of Industrial Disease Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.

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