Who is affected by asbestos related illnesses?
Not everyone who was exposed to asbestos develops asbestos related diseases. However, claims are high amongst those who have worked in certain roles or industries. Those include heavy industry workers, tradesmen such as plumbers, heating engineers and those in construction, manufacturing, and ship building.
There is, however, no restriction on those who can be affected and the types of work of those who have brought claims. For example, we have acted for nurses, caretakers, and teachers. This is because asbestos was widely used in the construction of older buildings, such as schools and hospitals.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine have also handled asbestos and mesothelioma asbestos claims for wives and other family members who were exposed to asbestos from the clothes of their husbands, fathers, or sons brought home from work, and for those who have lived close to factories and were exposed to asbestos dust which escaped into the atmosphere.