Teachers and Students at Risk from Asbestos in Schools

It was reported recently by the thinktank ResPublica that British Students are 10 times more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of asbestos in schools as a consequence of the technology adopted in the UK which they say is less accurate than that adopted in other...

Another Tragic Death Caused by Asbestos in Schools

We have recently represented the family of Mr R who contracted mesothelioma, a cancer caused through the breathing in of asbestos fibres, and sadly passed away in 2017.  Mr R had served his apprenticeship in the North East of England working for a company called...

Asbestos ………. The Ongoing Story.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral which was used for decades in the UK because of its impressive tensile strength and insulating qualities.  It was widely used in building and roofing products, water pipes and in the automotive industry.  There are...

Can we Claim Compensation When a Loved One Has Passed Away?

The very short answer is yes. We are frequently contacted by families who have recently lost a loved one through an asbestos related illness such as mesothelioma. In some cases the disease was diagnosed before death but sometimes a coroner has been in touch to advise...

Construction Workers Beware! Is Silica the New Asbestos?

Over the last few years we have been hearing that silica will become ‘the new asbestos’ unless it is dealt with by employers according to the Health and Safety Executive. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay in varying degrees. Sandstone...

Power Stations – The Continuing Legacy

WE Solicitors have recently been instructed to represent the interests of another former power station worker who contracted mesothelioma and sadly passed away. Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos related cancer, usually of the lungs, caused through inhalation of...

Power Stations – The Continuing Legacy.

WE Solicitors have recently been instructed to represent the interests of another former power station worker who contracted mesothelioma and sadly passed away. Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos related cancer, usually of the lungs, caused through inhalation of...