asbestos chrysotile fibers that cause lung disease, COPD, lung cancer, mesothelioma

If you have been exposed to asbestos in a school setting and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

In 1999 asbestos was banned in the UK, having been used from the 1950s to the mid 1980s, yet in 2017 the department for education published a report showing that in 83% of state run schools in the UK, asbestos was present in the estates.  

Steve Evans, a partner at WE Solicitors in Manchester, has emerged as a leading expert in asbestos litigation. With extensive experience representing clients affected by asbestos exposure, Evans has been vocal about the urgent need for comprehensive measures to mitigate the risks associated with this deadly material in schools. 

Steve points out that the presence of asbestos in schools is not just a historical oversight but an ongoing crisis that demands immediate and robust action. “The failure to remove asbestos from educational institutions endangers both staff and students, creating a long-term public health hazard,” he asserts. His expertise in asbestos-related legal cases provides him with a unique perspective on the systemic challenges and legal implications of asbestos exposure in schools. 

The alarming statistics highlight the critical need for policy makers to re-evaluate and enhance current strategies for managing asbestos in schools. Steve emphasises the importance of proactive measures, including thorough inspections, asbestos abatement programs, and rigorous enforcement of safety regulations. 

In summary, the failure to address asbestos in the UK’s crumbling schools poses a severe risk to the health of school workers and pupils. Experts like Steve Evans from WE Solicitors are at the forefront of advocating for more stringent and effective measures to protect against asbestos exposure, underscoring the vital role of legal expertise in tackling this pressing public health issue. 

If you think you may have been affected by this issue, please do get in touch with us.   http://wesolicitorscontact