Asbestos in Farming Compensation Claims
Over the years and certainly prior to 2000, many farm buildings and structures across the UK were built, extended or repaired using asbestos containing materials (ACMs) such as:
- Cement roof sheets;
- Rainwater guttering and down pipes;
- Partition walls; &
- Insulation board.
Unfortunately many of these materials remain in place today creating an ongoing risk of asbestos exposure to farmers and labourers, through the general wear and tear of farm buildings and ongoing maintenance and repair works, including demolition of old farm buildings.
Farmers and land tenants are now required under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to assess the presence and condition of all remaining ACMs to ensure they are well sealed and not damaged. If there are ACMs in poor repair, they have a duty to have them assessed, removed and disposed of by licensed contractors.
At Sintons we have significant experience dealing with these types of claims and we will be happy to discuss your claim with you and guide you through the process of making a claim based on your unique set of circumstances.
To begin an asbestos injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons, we are available 24/7 on Freephone 0800 046 1748 or from a mobile on 0330 332 0536. Alternatively, use our callback form and we will arrange for one of our specialist asbestos solicitors to call you at a time that is convenient for you.