According to the latest statistics from the HSE, there has been a 6% rise in deaths to 2,544 due to Mesothelioma, a cancer that can be caused by past exposure to asbestos, compared with the 2019 number of deaths.

Asbestos Related Disease Statistics 2022

The report shows that there were over 5,000 deaths from the disease, together with asbestos related lung cancer and asbestosis.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/asbestos-related-disease.pdf

Although the importation, supply and use of asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999, unfortunately, the effect of asbestos continues to devastate lives across the UK today, and many workers continue to be at high risk, especially when working in older buildings, factories, or shipping yards. Sadly, the UK has one of the highest rates of Mesothelioma in the world, probably due to brown asbestos being so heavily used here. Consequently, the HSE estimates that at least 300,000 non-domestic premises in Great Britain contain asbestos.

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.