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Asbestosis is a fibrous hardening of the lungs where the lung tissue becomes scarred as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos. It usually affects people who worked with asbestos during past employment, such as construction workers, shipyard workers and asbestos workers.
Scarring of the lung tissue leads to the onset of asbestosis-related symptoms, usually in the form of shortness of breath, prolonged coughing and chest pain. In some cases it can also lead to finger clubbing, where ends of fingers become swollen and red.
Asbestosis symptoms may take 15 – 20 years from initial exposure to develop, gradually worsening over a number of years.
Research from the Health and Safety Executive shows that the number of people diagnosed with asbestosis has increased year-on-year since the late 1970’s, and is expected to continue rising into the next decade.
Stripes solicitors’ has an expert Industrial Disease team, with many years experience providing advice on asbestosis, helping clients achieve successful claims to compensate them for this debilitating condition.
We act for our clients under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, meaning our services won’t cost you anything, and could potentially provide compensation of thousands of pounds.
If you or a family member have been affected by asbestosis and want to speak to our expert team regarding a claim, please contact us.
In Redbourne Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd (see here for judgment), the High Court adopted a strict approach against a Defendant who failed to file the defence in time and subsequently applied to set aside the default judgment and for relief from sanctions. Soon after the Jackson Reforms were implemented and particularly after the […]View More
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Originally we placed our case to recoup losses from a Builder who claimed that they had run out of finance and were unable to complete the contract we had to self fund the completion of the work.
We approached a Solicitor’s practice and they advised that after many months are investigation they felt that the builder could not repay the amount. We approached Stripes and they offered a no win no fee approached and we accepted.
Immediately they began proceedings against the Builder and they Court accepted the Claim and the Builder agreed to pay off the debt. Since then we have had a full settlement which Stripes concluded on our behalf.