Asbestos – the biggest work related killer in the UK

Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that doesn't burn, and from around 1950 it was used as fireproofing in everything from textured plaster to pipe lagging.

Unfortunately, the dangers of Asbestos are now clear. And it can be found in many places, from homes to schools, to hospitals and offices.

In 2011, the Health & Safety Executive found it was implicated in over 4,500 deaths, on average it kills 5,000 people a year.

If you’re worried about a past exposure to Asbestos, you should visit your GP.

Mesothelioma UK identifies some of the most at-risk trades as:

Carpenters and roofers

Electricians, plumbers and gasfitters

Shipbuilders, dock workers and seamen

Laggers and sprayers

Builders and demolition workers


If you have already been diagnosed with an Asbestos Related Condition and wish to make a claim for compensation, contact Sintons without delay and with no obligation. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Sintons have been established for over 100 years and are experts in personal injury compensation. All claims which Sintons pursue are on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no risk that you will end up out of pocket.

Our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you claim compensation arising from all types of accidents and occupational diseases, no matter how small or large.

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