Traditionally claims for asbestos related conditions have come from those areas with a strong history in maritime constructions be it for ship or submarine building. Such areas are Barrow in Furness, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Teeside, Tyneside and Wearside.
Sintons have dealt with claims not only for shipbuilders but also for their families who may have been exposed to secondary exposure when family members returned from work with asbestos fibres on their clothing.
However, claims are also becoming more prominent from claimants who were not involved with these heavy industries, particularly in regard to those conditions that do not require heavy asbestos exposure.
Due to asbestos’s heat retardant properties it was used in many walks of life not associated with shipbuilding. We have dealt with claims for people who worked in a variety of different factories, plumbers, pipe fitters, construction workers, local authority workers as well as many other varied occupations.