Have you been exposed to asbestos in a shipyard? If you worked in shipyards in the North West, such as Cammell Laird, and you’ve now been diagnosed with an asbestos related lung disease, you may be able 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 Merseyside
The city of Liverpool is world-famous for shipbuilding. Since the 18th century shipbuilding in the North West has been big business. The main reason for this was the ease of access provided by three major waterways – the River Mersey, the River Irwell and Sankey Brook.
Cammell Laird, the builders of HMS Ark Royal, must be the most well-known of the shipbuilders in Liverpool. But, others worked from that location too, such as Harland and Wolff and McTay Maine.
Alongside the shipbuilders were a number of ship repairer companies too. These included Western Ship Repairs, Grayson Rollo Clover, Charles Howson & Company Limited, J Russell & Co Limited and C & H Crichton Limited.
If you worked at any of these companies, you could have been exposed to asbestos. And, if you were exposed to asbestos you may be able to make a claim if you’re now suffering from an asbestos related disease. If you’d like to discuss your options with a compensation claim specialist, contact us today – we’re here to help.
Exposure to Asbestos in Merseyside Shipyards
During the 50s, 60s and 70s the use of asbestos was wide-spread in shipyards. The wonderful properties of asbestos made it the ideal material for building ships – it’s insulating, resistant to corrosion and fire and flexible too. So, ship builders stuffed it into every nook and cranny.
Because of this, workers in shipyards were exposed to it on a daily basis to. This often occurred with employers providing no warnings about the dangers of breathing in asbestos dust and, more importantly, with no protection on offer.
Now, there are shipbuilders all over the country with the potential to develop asbestos related diseases, such as plueral thickening, asbestosis, mesothelioma and even lung cancer.
If you, or someone you know, worked in a Merseyside shipyard, why not talk to us to see if you can make a claim for compensation. Asons have a team of dedicated, specialist compensation solicitors, who only need a few minutes of your time to tell you how likely you are of making a successful claim, so why not call us today?
Asbestos Related Diseases Can Take Up To 50 Years to Show Themselves!
Unfortunately, asbestos related diseases can take up to 50 years to show up. The asbestos sits in the lungs, slowly causing damage until the body is no longer able to maintain good health. When this happens symptoms will start to emerge. When the disease has reached this stage, it’s often too late to do anything about it.
This delay in the symptoms showing themselves also means that people are not always aware of the connection between exposure to asbestos and their current illness. So, if you worked in a North West 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?
Sadly, family members are also at risk of asbestos related diseases too! Evidence shows that family living with workers at shipyards are also at risk.
Asbestos dust is easily transported into homes and, ultimately into the lungs of those living there, on work clothes and equipment, such as bags. This then makes them susceptible to developing the same diseases as the worker who has had direct exposure.
Our Shipyard Asbestos-Related Diseases Compensation Claims Experience
Making a claim for compensation can be stressful. That’s why you should choose the best people for the job – Asons! We have a commitment to helping people who’ve ended up in a terrible situation through no fault of their own
We feel very strongly about making sure that the people responsible for creating the problem, should be the ones who pay for it to be resolved. And we have lots of experience in compensation claims for people just like you.
At Asons, we keep it simple! We are committed to using plain English and we’ll explain everything to you, as your claim progresses. We’ll be upfront about the fees you’ll need to pay, we don’t like nasty surprises! And you’ll have a dedicated claims handler who’ll you should get to know quite well as we work our way through your case.
We’ll deal with all the tricky correspondence and form filling. All you need to do is provide us with some basic information and, if the need arises, turn up in court. In short, we take the stress, so you don’t have to!
Claiming compensation for asbestos exposure is time limited. You have to bring any claim you want to make within three years of the exposure, or three years from the date you realised that the asbestos is the cause of the illness you are now suffering from. So be quick.
If you hang about, you could find yourself out of time, and your access to potentially life-changing compensation will be cut off. So, talk to us today it’ll only take a few minutes to find out if you can claim or not, so you’ve nothing to lose.
‘No Win, No Fee’
A common worry we hear when people call us to chat about making a claim is how they’ll pay. Stop worrying right now!
Asons have made sure that you don’t lose out when you make a claim. We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means that you don’t pay a thing, not a single penny, until we win the case for you.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
Exploring the possibility of making a compensation claim against a Merseyside Shipyard is easy! All you need to do is take a couple of minutes out of your day to call us with a few details. Our team of specialist compensation solicitors will be able to advise on your claim and tell you what to do next. It’s confidential, free and costs you nothing but your time!