At the end of last month (March) it was reported that a property firm from Bristol had been fined, after pleading guilty to exposing employees to asbestos.
According to the reports, between September 17th and October 24th the firm reportedly exposed at least three employees to asbestos during the development of a site; after failing to plan for the potential presence of asbestos insulation boards.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive revealed that the Bristol business had failed to conduct a statutory survey to check for the presence of asbestos materials before work was carried out.
Having pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 the firm were fined £9,800 and ordered to pay over £900 in costs.
Meanwhile, additional reports have revealed that the family of a man who died after being exposed to asbestos have received £70,000 in compensation; after the family brought a case against his former employers after a post-mortem revealed that he had died from asbestosis.
Anyone who has worked with asbestos, at any point, is at risk of suffering from a number of industrial diseases including asbestosis, and it is therefore important to seek our specialist legal advice – to ensure that your position is covered legally.
Through our knowledge within personal injury claims relating to industrial diseases, we are able to help the affected party receive a fair amount of compensation for them and any dependents; and to see how we can assist you, contact us today.