Category Archives: Asbestos Claims

Injury statistics highlight dangers in the workplace

Havant personal injury solicitor, Vicki Wright, highlights recently published figures showing that whilst Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe,  there are still too many accidents or problems relating to ill-health within our workplace. Figures recently released by the Health & Safety Executive identify that around 28.2 million days […]

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Asbestos dumped in Hampshire

Fly-tippers have dumped piles of rubbish near a beauty spot in Hampshire, close to Clanfield. The rubbish contains asbestos. Melanie Lidstone Land, personal injury specialist at Swain & Co Solicitors, says, “Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material if it is not handled and disposed of correctly.” “Asbestos fibres can be inhaled and cause injury to […]

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Exposed to asbestos as a result of hospital’s failure

Contractors were exposed to asbestos due to a north east hospital’s failure. Over the weekend of the 24 and 25th March 2012, contractors were working at the Sutherland Eye Infirmary on Queen Alexandra Road when they drilled through door surrounds on a ward to install cables. The following day, a member of the Trust staff […]

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Asbestos surveyors prosecuted for workers’ exposure to asbestos fibres

Two asbestos surveyors have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after construction workers are exposed to asbestos fibres on a refurbishment project. They failed to identify the presence of asbestos at 32 different locations in the former Sale Hotel on Marsland Road in Sale. The two surveyors were hired to carry out […]

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Firm’s failures leads to workers being exposed to asbestos

Significant failures of safety by a plumbing company may have led to two workers being exposed to asbestos fibres during a major refurbishment project in Aberystwyth. The workers were a site manager and a subcontractor, and they were not provided with information about the presence of asbestos while working on the project between November 2010 […]

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