Asbestos & Occupational Disease

  • Asbestos: Exposing South Africa’s problem

    Asbestos: Exposing South Africa’s problem

    For over 100 years South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos and hundreds of thousands of people have died as a direct result of exposure to asbestos originating from South Africa’s mines. Asbestos occurs naturally in… Read More

  • Is the use of asbestos still legal in other countries?

    Is the use of asbestos still legal in other countries?

    Despite strong scientific and medical evidence endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that asbestos causes cancer, the substance is still legal in over 100 countries. The UK banned the use of asbestos in 1999 however it may… Read More

  • Canada bans asbestos and joins 62 other countries

    Canada bans asbestos and joins 62 other countries

    The World Health Organisation classified all forms of asbestos as substances known to cause cancer over 30 years ago. The potential for asbestos to cause serious injury to workers’ lungs was first noted in the 1920s and the… Read More

  • What is a no win, no fee claim?

    What is a no win, no fee claim?

    Personal injury and industrial disease compensation claims are often ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements. This means you will not have to pay any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. ‘No win, no fee’ may also be referred to as a… Read More

  • Does the UK have an asbestos problem?

    Does the UK have an asbestos problem?

    According to risk management firm Lucion Services, the UK needs tighter asbestos controls in schools, workplaces and public buildings. The company’s white paper reported that European countries such as the Netherlands, France and… Read More

  • What are the dangers of working in a dusty environment?

    What are the dangers of working in a dusty environment?

    According to HSE, there are approximately 18,000 cases of work-related breathing or lung problems each year. If you work in a dusty environment, your lungs are constantly exposed to danger. Work-related dusts may come from grinding… Read More

  • Injury Prevention Day 2018: #headresttest

    Injury Prevention Day 2018: #headresttest

    Did you know the position of your car headrest could help protect you against a whiplash injury? It’s Injury Prevention Day 2018 and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is campaigning to avoid needless injuries. By… Read More