Author Archives: Helen

Asbestos Disease Claims against Non-Employers

Asbestos disease claims including those for mesothelioma, are usually brought against the employer who has exposed its employee to asbestos. It is accepted law that an employer owes its employee a duty of care to take reasonable care for his wellbeing. For this reason most asbestos claims are brought against an employer. Continue reading

International Workers Memorial Day

Wednesday 28 April 2010 is International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD). This is a national day of remembrance, not just in the UK, but for many other countries across the world. Continue reading

Pleural Plaques Compensation Decision

In February 2010, the government reached its long awaited decision on whether to award those with pleural plaques compensation. It concluded that this would no longer be paid. Continue reading

HSE Case Control Study on Mesothelioma Risks in Britain (2009)

A study was published in 2009 on the risks of mesothelioma inherent in the UK. The study was commissioned by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and prepared by the Institute of Cancer Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Continue reading