Asbestos was used from the 19th century, but saw rapid increases in use after World War 2. But from the early 1970s onwards, the health risks associated with asbestos, and particularly the fibres released by asbestos, became more widely known and many products were banned from usage. But for many people, the damage was already done, and even now we see many new cases, especially when there is refurbishment or demolition of old buildings. Keenan Solicitors have over 20 years of experience in pursuing asbestos claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland. If you have suffered any form of health issue as a result of exposure to asbestos, then we can seek industrial injuries compensation in Belfast on your behalf. There are several conditions caused by asbestos, including asbestosis, pleural plaques, and mesothelioma. If you have been affected by asbestos, please call free to discuss your circumstances.
In 2015 we acted for the widow of a man in a ground-breaking Court of Appeal case which provided guidance on the level of award available to pleural plaques suffers under recent legislation.
These illnesses can be due to exposure in the workplace or even whilst not at work, such as exposure to asbestos fibres on the work clothes of a family member.
We have been able to win many cases even though the business stopped trading decades earlier. Our experience has allowed us to trace the former employer’s insurers and secure a settlement.
If you are currently suffering from the effects of exposure to asbestos fibres, contact us today so that we can begin to gather the details of your case and ascertain where you are likely to have been exposed to asbestos. We provide a free, no obligation quotation and will work with you to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call us on Freephone 0800 092 9994 or complete the form below and one of our expert lawyers will be glad to help.