Asbestos Exposure in Halifax Fire Service
05 Jun 2020
We are acting on behalf of a man who has been diagnosed with asbestosis. This is a disease that has led to the development of extreme breathing difficulties and a chronic cough, severely limiting his ability to lead a normal life.
He has instructed Fozia Hussain at the Asbestos Law Partnership to seek compensation for a debilitating disease that will affect him for the rest of his life.
He believes he was exposed to asbestos when working as a fireman in Halifax from the late 1960s until 1990.
He regularly came across asbestos when attending fires in mills and factories across Halifax. He remembers having to shovel and walk through areas covered in asbestos debris and rubble. He also had to knock asbestos lagging off pipework using a pickaxe. On other jobs, he worked near asbestos garage roofs. Sometimes he used equipment made of asbestos, including gloves, blankets, and helmets.
If you worked for the fire service in Halifax between these dates, and can remember coming across asbestos, we would like to hear your experiences. You would be helping an ex-colleague who now has to suffer the consequences of when he was carrying out a valuable service to his community.
Please contact Luke Thomas on 01422 728822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can provide us with any information.