Construction has always been one of the most dangerous trades in which to work – powerful machinery, large vehicles, and heavy materials come together to create an environment in which negligence can quickly result in serious injury.
However, as well as these potential hazards, builders are often at risk of being exposed to asbestos. If you were adversely affected by this material, then the solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co could assist you in claiming compensation.
Our specialist team has helped numerous individuals obtain damages for asbestos-related diseases – often securing funds to cover aspects including treatment costs and lost earnings.
Moreover, they act sensitively, communicate using jargon-free language, and always put the client as well as his or her family first throughout the claims process. For more information, please complete an online enquiry form or contact a member of our team today on 0808 252 0678.
Asbestos in the building industry
In the past, asbestos was used extensively in construction as it possessed excellent insulating properties – making it highly resistant to heat. However, over the years the dangers of this material started to become apparent. As a result, legislation eventually came into force which banned the use, importation, or supply asbestos.
Although employees constructing new homes or commercial properties are unlikely to be exposed to this dangerous substance, those working on properties built or renovated before the year 2000 could still come into contact with asbestos.
Consequently, if staff members are at risk of suffering asbestos exposure, employers should take extra care to ensure that these dangers are minimised. Moreover, they should make sure that qualified professionals remove this material as soon as it is detected.
Although modern employers often strive to prevent staff members from coming into contact with asbestos, hundreds of construction workers were unfortunately exposed to this substance in the past before relevant legislation came into force.
Asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, have terrible effects, but the solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co can help individuals live a better quality of life through a compensation claim.
Can I benefit through Seth Lovis & Co?
If you, or a family member, have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in the last three years, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
We represent clients throughout England and Wales, as well as further afield in South Africa and Canada. If you were exposed to asbestos in the UK it does not matter where you currently live, we can still help you make a claim.
Moreover, if the company you worked for is no longer trading, our asbestos solicitors may still be able to trace their insurers in order to secure damages.
Seth Lovis & Co has helped numerous builders make claims for asbestos-related diseases, and could assist you in your fight for compensation. To speak to a member of our team about your case, please contact us today on 0370 218 4025. Alternatively, complete an online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.