WE Solicitors have recovered £460,000 for mesothelioma victims and their families in the last 4 weeks. Whilst heavy industry continues to decline in the UK, the legacy of our industrial past is all too clear to see for the industrial disease team at WE Solicitors.
Whilst this may seem a large figure, no amount of money or compensation can reflect the loss of a loved one or family member
As the partner in charge of the industrial disease team I see, on a daily basis, the harm and suffering that asbestos has caused. Whilst many of my clients have not worked with asbestos for decades before being diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, many of them entered into apprenticeships in the 1950s and 1960s and worked with asbestos extensively. The consequences of this exposure to asbestos in their early working years decades ago can be fatal.
It seems inconceivable to me that in this day and age asbestos is still being transported to developing countries who will, in years to come, have to deal with the same legacy as we are seeing now. With the well established medical knowledge and public information about the dangers of asbestos I find it morally corrupt that companies are still mining and trading in asbestos.
If you would like more information about dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis please contact us on 0800 294 3065 where we will be able to advise you in the best way possible.