Though the most dangerous form of asbestos stopped being used in the UK in the 1960s following a voluntary ban, the deadly impact of incurable mesothelioma is only just coming to light for many victims, decades after exposure.
More mesothelioma deaths in UK than elsewhere in the world
The UK, which has more mesothelioma deaths than anywhere else in the world despite all forms of asbestos being finally banned by law in 1999, is presently bracing itself for an epidemic of newly discovered cases.
Graysons has long-established links with relevant support and campaign groups and has been successfully pursuing compensation claims for many years.
Over £3m in compensation in last three years
We have already successfully claimed over £3 million in compensation for victims of asbestos-related diseases in the last three years.
There is presently an annual mesothelioma death toll in the UK of around 2,500 – more than twice the number of people that die in car accidents.
Belinda Lancaster, our partner who heads the occupational illness department, said:
“Mesothelioma is a devastating disease with no cure. The death toll in the next few years is set to rise to its worst ever. We are championing the cause because we know the harm this condition causes to victims and their bereaved families. As well as pursuing compensation claims, scores of our staff regularly raise money via the Mesothelioma UK charity. We are always looking at other ways we can help victims and their families.”
Raise a brow for meso
Whilst we have organised many charity events for mesothelioma-related charity groups in the past, we held our first Mesothelioma UK charity fundraiser – a special ‘Raise a Brow for Meso Bake’ sale event, in which our partners and had fun dressing up their eyebrows, took place in our Sheffield office recently.