The recent parliamentary debate on Asbestos in Workplaces – held on 8 April 2023 in Westminster Hall – was a significant step towards addressing the ongoing risks of asbestos in public buildings. During the debate, the need for a central register of all public buildings containing asbestos was highlighted, along with the need to set a deadline for removing asbestos from these buildings. The background information for the debate, which includes statistics from NHS Digital, sheds light on the severity of the issue.

According to the report, in 2021/22 in England, there were numerous cases of asbestos-related diseases, including Mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. It is accepted that urgent action needs to be taken to address this issue and protect the health and well-being of people who work in public buildings. Overall, the parliamentary debate provided a platform for discussing the best ways to manage the risks of asbestos in workplaces.

They highlighted the need for a central register of all public buildings with asbestos and for a deadline to be set for removing that asbestos. The background information for the debate is here. It includes these statistics from NHS Digital. In 2021/22 in England, there were:

  • 13,974 hospital episodes where one of the recorded diagnoses was Pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and other mineral fibres.
  • 34,433 hospital episodes where one of the recorded diagnoses was Pleural plaque with presence of asbestos.
  • 16,777 hospital episodes where one of the recorded diagnoses was Mesothelioma.

 

Asbestos Diseases Compensation

Larcomes’ friendly and efficient team of specialist industrial disease solicitors has assisted the sufferers of asbestos diseases and their families claim compensation for well over 25 years. We understand it is a worrying and stressful time when you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. We appreciate that making a compensation claim for your illness may be daunting.

Even if the company you were employed by has ceased trading, we may still be able to assist you; if we can trace their former employer’s liability insurer, we may still be able to make a claim.

We have access to a wide range of databases which hold records of historical insurance policies for companies or from the experience of previous claims. If you would like to discuss your asbestos-related disease claim with us, then give us a call on 023 9244 8100, and we will be happy to talk with you or please contact us online.

If you would like to discuss your asbestos-related disease claim with us, then give us a call on 023 9244 8100, and we will be happy to talk with you, or please contact us online.