Category Archives: Asbestos news

Companies House move may prevent asbestos compensation claims

Companies House are considering removing company details from their database six years after a company becomes defunct. This would make it almost impossible for asbestos victims to claim compensation from liable employers. Although awareness of the health and safety issues surrounding asbestos is high these days, victims currently experiencing symptoms would have been exposed to […]

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Increasing number of secondary asbestos exposure victims

Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show the number of men dying from occupational asbestos-related disease is far greater than the figure for women. In 2014, there were 2,101 male deaths and 414 female deaths from mesothelioma. These figures reflect an era of widespread asbestos use, along with high exposure rates for men […]

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Landmark ruling for asbestos compensation

A ruling by the Court of Appeal has set a baseline for asbestosis compensation claims. Historically, a general lack of awareness among employees working with asbestos products has led to the current high mortality rates and incidences of severe health problems from asbestos-related disease. When making a compensation claim for asbestosis, the legal profession sometimes […]

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Former accountant victim of asbestos exposure

Accountancy is not a profession normally associated with asbestos awareness, but the death of a man from Cornwall illustrates the wide-reaching issues of working in our older commercial buildings. There was little awareness of the dangers of working with asbestos during the time when the substance was most widely used – unlike today when asbestos […]

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HMRC causing delays for asbestos compensation claims

Outdated technology is being blamed by HM Revenue and Customs for long delays in obtaining records for employment-related asbestos compensation claims. Although claims by surviving mesothelioma victims have now been guaranteed a 10-day turnaround time, the average wait for sufferers of other asbestos-related disease is around 383 days. Awareness of the danger of asbestos at […]

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New vaccine successful in treating mesothelioma

According to the Daily Express, there is new hope for mesothelioma victims after a vaccine has successfully treated the disease during a clinical trial. The new drug is producing promising results, with 94% of those patients involved responding positively. The drug, intended to help the body’s own immune system to fight the disease, is the […]

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