The Scottish Asbestos Helpline is a service providing fast and easy access to leading NO WIN NO FEE Industrial Disease Solicitors with over 140 years’ experience serving the people of Glasgow and Scotland. Our aim is to provide help and information to those who want to understand more about their health and any entitlement they or their family might have to compensation following diagnosis of an asbestos related lung illness, whether this occurred through employment in Scotland, England or elsewhere in the UK.
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Mr ‘H’ was an apprentice joiner for 5years, who was exposed to large quantities of asbestos inhalation working alongside ‘laggers’ on-board ships at the Scotstoun Glasgow shipyard of his employers Yarrows Shipbuilding. He subsequently contracted lung cancer and died and we were contacted. We were able to establish that his lung cancer was asbestos-related (despite there being no diagnosis of asbestosis) due to his large dosage of asbestos inhalation over the 5year apprenticeship. The claims of the estate and family members were settled in full without need for litigation.
Mr ‘W’ served his engineering apprenticeship with Rosyth Dockyard, Fife between 1954 and 1959 and regularly worked on board ships being constructed, working in boiler rooms and engine rooms. Much of his work brought him into close proximity to ‘laggers’ who were working with large quantities of asbestos, commonly referred to as “monkey dung” which was being applied to the boilers and pipes as an insulation material. Mr W was unable to avoid the airborne asbestos fibres and subsequently developed pleural plaques. Under Scots law, compensation can be recovered for…
Mr ‘W’ had worked as an apprentice joiner with William Denny and Brothers ltd at their Dumbarton shipyard between 1945 and 1950. He worked on the construction of ship cabins alongside ‘laggers’ who were working with asbestos ‘monkey dung’. Unable to avoid inhaling the airborne asbestos fibres Mr ‘W’ much later contracted mesothelioma and passed away prior to any claim being commenced. We were subsequently contacted by Mr W’s widow and estate and took instructions on the case. Court proceedings had to be raised however all claims were settled in…
Mr ‘F’ was a painter employed throughout most of his career with Falkirk Council where he was exposed regularly to asbestos inhalation during the process of scraping down soffits/fascias and boards of Council owned properties in preparation for repainting. No personal protective equipment was offered to Mr ‘F’ and he contracted mesothelioma. We were instructed to settle Mr F’s claim which we were able to do, without the need for litigation, and crucially before Mr ‘F’ sadly passed away from his fatal asbestos condition.