Occupations most at risk from asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that exists naturally in a fibrous form and is resistant to heat, water, chemicals and electricity. It was used virtually everywhere in UK during the 20th century and was incorporated into thousands of construction, commercial...

‘Burn-out’ now recognised as a medical diagnosis

As specialist lawyers acting exclusively for claimants who have contracted an occupationally induced industrial disease we are always interested in any new disorder being recognised as diagnosable. Therefore, we were very interested to hear the significant news that...

Southend Airport’s new runway causing noise hell for local residents

For most of us our home is a place of sanctuary where we can retire after a busy day and relax and unwind, however for pensioner Janet Marchant recent changes to Southend Airport in Essex has left her with passenger jets lining up for take-off just 150ft (45.72m) from...

Asbestos-related compensation needs to change, says MP

John Woodcock, Independent MP for Barrow and Furness in Cumbria, has in a parliamentary speech highlighting the sad circumstances of a retired shipyard worker who died from mesothelioma just before Christmas, called on the government to change the compensation rules...

Could asbestos be lurking in your vintage Christmas decorations?

Experts have warned that Britons could be unwittingly exposing themselves to deadly asbestos particles released when using vintage Christmas decorations. Vintage baubles and other festive ornaments could contain the killer mineral in the form of fake snow made from...