Yesterday (1 December 2022) Novum Law specialist asbestos solicitors Rebecca Ryan and Alison Sayers attended the 2022 Mesothelioma Essential Update. This was the first such event, held jointly by the...Read more
As specialist asbestos compensation solicitors, our expert teams have helped many people who have worked in shipyards and been diagnosed with serious asbestos diseases. These include mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer.
A history of asbestos use in shipbuilding
If you worked in a shipyard between the 1950s and 1980s, the chances are that you were exposed to asbestos.
Asbestos was heavily used in shipbuilding due to its ability to resist high temperatures. This made asbestos ideal for use in boiler rooms, insulating steam pipes and on walls, gaskets and turbines.
Shipyard workers including engineers, electricians, laggers, platers, tilers, boilermakers, labourers, apprentices and Merchant Navy service members encountered dangerous levels of asbestos.
This makes former shipyard workers among the most at-risk occupations for asbestos diseases including mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
In our latest video, specialist asbestos disease solicitor Andrew Stinchcombe, who has helped many former shipyard workers get justice after being negligently exposed to asbestos in shipyards, explains more about why shipyard workers are being diagnosed with serious asbestos-related conditions:
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or pleural thickening after being exposed to asbestos working in a shipyard or dockyard in the past, our asbestos team can help.
It does not matter how long ago your asbestos exposure was or if the shipyard where you worked has closed.