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Professions at Risk from an Asbestos-Related Disease

Asbestos-related diseases are most prevalent amongst men. Since they can take up to fifty years to have their damaging effects, they are usually found amongst men who worked in traditionally male-dominated professions. The strength, durability and natural occurrence of asbestos made it a popular construction material for many years. As a result, people that worked in these and related industries are more likely to suffer from asbestos-related diseases later in life. If you used to work around asbestos and you have recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, contact the expert solicitors at Jones Whyte Law today. It does not matter if you stopped working around asbestos 10 or 60 years ago, as long as you contact us within three years of discovering your condition.

Asbestos-related Disease Claims with Jones Whyte in Glasgow, Scotland

Even though all types of asbestos were banned throughout the UK in 1999, if you work in construction, you could still be at risk of asbestos-related diseases as a result of exposure to the material, since it is still found in the walls of older buildings, as well as in:

  • wall cladding;
  • guttering;
  • insulation;
  • tiles and tile backing;
  • certain types of cement and plastering, like artex;
  • old textiles; and
  • fire doors.

Bringing a Claim Against your Employer

If you are likely to come into contact with asbestos in your day-to-day work, your employer has a duty to give you specific asbestos awareness training. The professions most likely to come into contact with asbestos are:

  • laggers;
  • plumbers and fitters;
  • carpenters;
  • boiler workers;
  • electricians;
  • school teachers;
  • vehicle mechanics;
  • artexers and plasterers; and
  • roofers

If you work in these fields, your employer owes you a duty to ensure you receive proper protective equipment, that you receive appropriate asbestos awareness training, that the environment in which you work is properly ventilated, which might include installing effective air filtration systems, and that you receive a proper medical report. Where you do not believe this is happening in your current job or in a job you worked in previously, contact the experienced solicitors at Jones Whyte today and we can provide advice on the next steps to take.

Contact our Asbestos-related Disease Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland Today

If you work or used to work in a work environment that put you at increased risk of continued exposure to asbestos, then you should consult your GP in the first instance. If it turns out that you are suffering a condition as a result of that exposure, then contact the team at Jones Whyte and we can help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. At Jones Whyte, we understand that our clients are often justifiably upset when they come to us; they are dealing with issues that will undoubtedly affect them and their families, both emotionally and financially. Contact us to discuss your options and find out what we can do to help.

Jones Whyte is based in Glasgow city centre but operates throughout Scotland. Our door is always open; whatever your problem, no matter how serious, we will always see what we can do to help. For legal advice and assistance from solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us on 01413751222 today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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