Although the import and use of asbestos was phased out at the end of the last century it remains the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. In the middle of the twentieth century asbestos was widely used in industrial and commercial settings and also in construction. It was valued for its lagging and fireproofing qualities.
It can take many years for the damage caused by asbestos to manifest itself in symptoms. Almost all of those diagnosed with asbestos related diseases today were exposed 20 – 50 years ago.
Sadly, exposure to asbestos has not ceased. The material remains in a variety of domestic, retail, commercial and industrial premises and can pose a risk to individuals who come into contact with it including plumbers; joiners etc.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition or have concerns about past exposure to asbestos then contact us for a free, no obligation discussion to see how we can assist.