Did you work in a shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness? If you did, and you are now suffering from a disease related to you lungs, you may have been exposed to asbestos. And, if you’ve been exposed to asbestos, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521 133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
Shipyards and Shipbuilding in Barrow
Working in shipyards is a dangerous business. Not only are there numerous dangers from heavy machinery, to contend with, there’s also the very real risk of being contaminated with asbestos too!
The Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness has been a famous shipbuilding town since the 19th century. Specialising in mining iron ore and slate, the town soon became a major steel manufacturing centre. This, combined with its location next to the Irish Sea, made Barrow the perfect location for shipbuilding and, in 1871 the Iron Shipbuilding company was founded.
Shipbuilding in Barrow has a complicated history, but in 1897 the Vickers Company took over and, not long after, the shipyard became a Naval Construction Yard called Vickers Ltd. After several mergers, name changes and a period of nationalisation, the yard is currently in the hands of BAE systems.
Claim for exposure to Asbestos in Barrow Shipyards
As was the case in shipbuilding and construction in general in the 50s, 60s and 70s, the use of asbestos was widespread. It’s fire resistance, insulating properties, flexibility and non-corrosive nature make it the perfect materials for building ships and submarines. And, ships were stuffed full of it – from the bow to the stern!
Obviously, those working in the shipyards were exposed on a daily basis to asbestos, often with no warning about the dangers of breathing in the dust, nor, crucially, any protection being offered by unscrupulous employers. This meant that hundreds of workers are now at risk of asbestos related diseases, such as asbestosis, pleural lung, and the more serious conditions of mesothelioma and lung cancer.
If you, or someone you know, worked at Barrow shipyard and is now suffering from an asbestos related disease, talk to us. We can help you find out if you can make a claim for personal injury compensation. We have a dedicated team of specialist solicitors, who only need a few minutes of your time, so why not call us today?
Asbestos Related Diseases Can Take Up To 50 Years to Show Themselves!
It’s true! The damage caused by asbestos can take up to 50 years to show itself. What this means is, people don’t always make the connection between working in a shipyard, where they’ve been exposed to asbestos and the disease they are now suffering from. So, if you worked in shipyard in the past, and you now have an asbestos related disease, it’s likely your exposure whilst at work is the cause.
Is My Family at Risk From Asbestos Related Diseases?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is ‘yes’. There’s evidence that those who live with shipyard workers are also at risk. This is because the fine asbestos dust sticks to clothes and equipment, such as work bags, and then gets transported into the home when the ship workers return from a hard day’s work.
Those at home are then at risk of developing the same diseases as those who have direct exposure to asbestos.
Our Shipyard Abestos-Related Compensation Claims Experience
Deciding to make a claim for compensation is a big step. And, it’s important that you have the best people for the job. That’s us!
We like to help people who’ve found themselves in a terrible situation, through no fault of their own. This if what’s happened to you, if you worked in barrow Shipyard and were not given warning or adequate protection from exposure to asbestos.
We have lots of experience making compensation claims for people in the same situation as you. We’ll handle your case professionally and efficiently, meaning you can relax and let us do the hard work.
We are a straight-forward kind of company – we don’t like to confuse the people we’re trying to help, so we keep it simple. We use plain English and explain everything to you as we go along. And, we’re upfront about the fees you’ll have to pay so there are no nasty surprises at the end.
If you decide you’d like to claim for compensation, we’ll do everything for you. We’ll give you a dedicated claim handler, so you’re not dealing with a different person each time you contact us. And, we’ll do all the tricky, time consuming paperwork for you. We take the stress, so you don’t have to!
If you worked in barrow Shipyard, and you’ve now been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you should find out if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.
There are some things you do need to keep in mind though. There is a time limit on making claims of this kind. You have three years from either the date of exposure or the date that you found out that your illness was because the asbestos.
Asons’ team of specialist compensation solicitors can advise on your chances of making an asbestos-related disease claim – all we need is a few minutes of your time. If we think a successful claim is possible, we’ll help you through the process – from the beginning, right to the end, you’re in safe hands at Asons!
So don’t delay, talk to us today or you could miss out on life-changing compensation.
‘No Win, No Fee’
This is something you simply don’t have to worry about at Asons. We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means you don’t pay a penny unless we win the case for you. If this doesn’t happen, you don’t pay – it’s as simple as that!
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
If you want to explore making a claim for compensation from Vickers shipyard, for an asbestos related disease, contact us now. Our team of specialist solicitors are here and ready to help. It’s confidential and free, so costs you nothing but your time!