Did you work in a shipyard based in Southampton or Portsmouth shipyard in the 50s, 60s or 70s? Are you now suffering from an asbestos-related disease? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes!’ then you should contact us to find out if you could make a claim for compensation.
At Asons, we have a dedicated team of specialist solicitors who can advise on your chances of making a successful claim for asbestos-related disease compensation, quickly and easily. All you need to do is contact us for a quick, no obligation, chat.
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 the Southampton and Portsmouth
Their prime locations, right on the coast of the English Channel, make Southampton and Portsmouth the ideal locations to have ship building yards. So it’s not surprising that both cities have been home to a number of shipbuilders over the years.
Southampton has seen companies such as Day, Summers and Co, Harland and Wolff and, the most well-known shipbuilder, Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Ltd.
Portsmouth’s HM Royal Navy Dockyard is one of oldest in the world, with a history stretching back over 500 years. In its heyday, in the 18th, 19 and 20tjh centuries, it was also one of the largest dockyards too. This yard employed civilian personnel as well as military personnel. In Gosport, just across the harbour from Portsmouth, the Royal Navy had another shipyard, which was exclusively for the construction of Royal Navy vessels.
Workers at all three of these locations were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis, so will more than likely be able to claim for compensation, if they’re now suffering from an asbestos related disease.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation, why not give us a call – we’re happy to help!
Why Was I Exposed to Asbestos in North East Shipyards
Being exposed to asbestos in a shipyard was not only easy, it was almost impossible not to be!
During the 50s, 60s and 70s, before it was banned, asbestos was used all over ships because of its amazing properties. To begin with, it is resistant to corrosion, fire retardant, flexible and highly insulating as well. These properties made it ideal for use all over the ship, so that’s what happened.
Anyone working in a shipyard at that time would have been exposed to potentially significant amounts of asbestos, often on a daily basis and without the benefit of protection or warnings.
Now those workers are starting to suffer from the consequences of breathing in the toxic dust. There are people all over the country who are developing asbestos related diseases, such as pleural thickening, asbestosis, mesothelioma and even lung cancer. If you are one of them, you should explore the possibility of claiming for compensation.
It’ll only take a couple of minutes, but the money you could receive, might change your life forever!
Asbestos Related Diseases Can Take Up To 50 Years to Show Themselves!
Many people who’ve been affected by asbestos don’t even know it, because the symptoms can take from 20-50 years to show up. During this time, you may have had several jobs and perhaps you completely forgot about your time in the shipyard. When this happens can be difficult to make the connection to between the job and their current illness.
If you worked in a shipyard based in Southampton or Portsmouth in the past, and you’re now suffering from asbestos related disease, it’s likely that exposure during your working day is the cause.
Is My Family at Risk From Asbestos Related Diseases?
Yes, sadly the families of shipyard workers are at risk too. The horribly toxic asbestos dust sticks to the clothes and work equipment brought home from the shipyard. This then allows it to be breathed in by other family members, putting them at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases later in life too.
Our Shipyard Asbestos-Related Diseases Compensation Claims Experience
When you’re ill the last thing you need is even more stress. So, why not let us take the strain of your compensation claim – we’re happy to!
We’ve made a commitment to help people who’ve ended up in a terrible situation, through no fault of their own. And part of this commitment is to make the process of claiming compensation as simple and stress free as possible.
If you are suffering from an illness that was caused by someone else’s negligence, which just means it’s someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you are experiencing. That’s where we can help.
At Asons, we like to keep it simple! We avoid no legal jargon, where we can, and there are definitely no hidden fees. You can rest assured that all the tricky paperwork will be filled out by us and we’ll also do all the communicating with the other side. You’ll have a dedicated claim handler, who’ll keep you informed about what’s happening as your claim progresses. In short, we’ll take all the stress for you, so you don’t have to!
Making claims like this for compensation is limited by something called a ‘statue of limitations’. This means that you only have three years from the date of exposure or from the date you realised that it was the exposure that created the illness you are now suffering. Once you pass the three year time limit, there will be no opportunity to claim.
So, if you were working in these shipyards and you want to claim, contact us now! Or you might lose out on what could be a life-changing amount of compensation.
‘No Win, No Fee’
Using the ‘no win, no fee’ system allows us to work on your behalf, for free, until we win your claim. We know that paying for a claim can be a worry, so you will pay nothing – not one single penny – until we’ve won your claim and your compensation has come through.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
Now that you’ve decided that you want to find out if you can make a claim, the next step is to, call us. All we need is a couple of minutes of your time, and we’ll be able to tell you if we can help. Our team of specialist compensation solicitors are happy to advise, and it’s free and confidential, so costs you nothing but your time!