Occupations involving exposure to asbestos

There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. People in a wide range of occupations can suffer exposure to asbestos. We have also acted for family members who have been exposed to asbestos fibres on clothing brought home by the victims.

Asbestos occupations are wide and varied. Here is a list of some of the occupations of people we have acted for:

  • Laggers
  • Boiler workers
  • Heating engineers
  • Power station workers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Dockers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Merchant seamen
  • Teachers
  • Roofers
  • Shop fitters
  • Construction/demolition
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Carriage works
  • Storemen
  • Vehicle assemblers
  • Painters and decorators
  • Consultant engineers
  • MOD civilian employees
  • Utilities employees
  • Housewives
  • Glaziers
  • Carpenters/joiners
  • Telephone engineers
  • School caretakers
  • Confectionary workers
  • Chrome platers
  • Engine drivers
  • Fireman
  • HGV fitters
  • Brake part makers
  • Steel erectors
  • Metal plate workers
  • Vehicle body builders
  • Gas fitters
  • Carpenters
  • Painters
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Welders
  • Asbestos factory workers
  • Power Station workers
  • Chemical factory workers
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Chocolate factory workers
  • Mining
  • Storage workers
  • Pottery workers
  • Foundrymen
  • Hotel maintenance
  • Textile workers
  • Cement workers
  • Painters and decoraters
  • Boilerworkers
  • Glass Factory workers
  • Civilian workers for the forces
  • Maintenance workers
  • Car factory workers
  • Aviation industry workers
  • Printing Industry workers
  • Ventilation Industry workers
  • Air conditioning workers

History of the dangers of asbestos

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Client Reviews


£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

£55,000 - Asbestos Claim

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 - Road Accident Claim

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

£9,000 - Work Accident Claim

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ben Roalfe.

“I would like to express my gratitude to you personally and also your team and company for achieving such brilliant results on my behalf.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ian Lawson.

“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

Asbestos Claim

Sue & Roy.

"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

Pension Claim


"Thanks again for all your efforts and I am sure you will realise from my reaction how happy my family are with this fantastic outcome. Your service has been fantastic from start to finish"

Silicosis Claim


"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given my case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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