Asbestos & Occupational Disease

  • The hidden price of next day delivery

    The hidden price of next day delivery

    Online retail giants are transforming the way we shop. We can buy almost anything online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and next day – or even same day – delivery is fast becoming the norm. However, most of us do not stop to consider… Read More

  • Lung disease is new NHS England priority

    Lung disease is new NHS England priority

    Following a landmark report by Taskforce for Lung Health at the end of 2018, respiratory disease has been made a priority on NHS England’s long-term plan. The Taskforce reviewed evidence submitted by health professionals,… Read More

  • 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