Although asbestos is now highly regulated, unfortunately in the past employees were often exposed to this dangerous material. Out of the various professions which used this substance, those who worked as heating engineers and plumbers are frequently being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma. If you are one of these people, then you might be able to benefit through the skilled lawyers at Seth Lovis & Co.
Our expert team of asbestos solicitors has helped many plumbers and heating workers seek damages for their asbestos-related diseases. We realise that discovering you have such an illness can be extremely traumatic and distressing. Consequently, we strive to offer a sympathetic service which puts you and your family first throughout the entire claims process.
For more information, please contact Seth Lovis & Co today on 0370 218 4025. Alternatively, complete an online enquiry form and a member of our team will get in touch at a more convenient time.
Have I been exposed to asbestos?
Although numerous industries used asbestos before its risks were well known, heating engineers and those in similar professions often encountered this material on a daily basis. Sadly, this has had terrible repercussions – according to the Health and Safety Executive, an average of four plumbers die every week from asbestos-related illnesses.
These professionals might have come into contact with this substance in a variety of different ways. For example:
- Components such as pipes, boilers, and tanks often used asbestos as insulation
- Parts including valves and gaskets frequently contained asbestos
- Some spaces in older homes – traditionally housing boilers – could have asbestos in the walls.
Sadly, the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, may not develop for many years, perhaps even decades after initial exposure. However, if this industrial illness has been caused by the negligence of an employer, it is the individual's right to claim compensation.
Asbestos claims for plumbers and heating engineers
Many workers find that by the time they receive a diagnosis which indicates they are suffering from an asbestos-related disease, the firm where they were most likely to have been exposed to the deadly fibres has ceased trading.
This does not necessarily mean that making a claim for compensation is impossible, and our team of experienced lawyers will endeavour to track down insurers for the firm, who could still be liable for any industrial diseases contracted whilst an employee worked for their customer.
Whether you worked in buildings and the construction industry, on ships and in ship-building, or as a lagger of high-temperature machinery, if you were negligently exposed to asbestos, or were not warned of the dangers in handling the substance, and have now received a diagnosis which indicates asbestos as a contributory factor, we can help you.
The asbestos solicitors at Seth Lovis can visit you at home anywhere in the UK and will, in most instances, be able to run your case on a no-win-no-fee basis. We always seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim and believe that being open and available for communication is key to a successful relationship between solicitor and client.
Can I benefit through Seth Lovis & Co?
To speak to a member of our team about making a claim, simply call us today on 0370 218 4025. Alternatively, you can complete an online enquiry form and we will respond at a time which is convenient for you. Regardless of which option you choose, we will always listen carefully to your circumstances before offering honest advice and guidance about the likelihood of your claim's success.