Armed Forces asbestos exposure

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just got sent this

ARMED FORCES ASBESTOS EXPOSURE | ASBESTOS CLAIMS | ASBESTOS COMPENSATION




Asbestos was widely used throughout the armed forces, particularly in construction and shipbuilding due to its excellent heat resistance properties and non-flammable nature.

Many MoD personnel have therefore come into direct contact with asbestos over the last 50 years.
Ministry of Defence Liability

If you believe that your exposure to asbestos occurred due to the negligence of the MoD, it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation, providing you were not a member of the armed forces. Please contact us for further information.
Armed Forces Claims

Armed forces personnel who were exposed to asbestos and later went on to develop an asbestos-related disease may still be liable to bring a claim for compensation.

If your exposure occurred after 1987 (when the Crown Proceedings Act removed ‘Crown Immunity’ which historically presented claims against the Crown) then you should be entitled to pursue a claim in the same way as a civilian.

Exposure prior to 1987 will mean that in most cases, you will not be able to claim compensation for an asbestos-related disease.

We can however assist you in War Pension applications and claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

If you would like further information on MoD claims, or war pensions, please contact us on 0800 043 6635.
 
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Did you get that because you invented asbestos?
 
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Aleegee1698

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Some ex-servicemen just dont know when to stop milking the cow.

I m an Alcoholic, I smoke cos of me nerves, I m deaf in one ear cos of the "boom, boom, boom of the 155mm, my back hurts a little bit, maybe from being crouched in a 432 or from the PT, I m scared of men with hats on and sticks,.................

do I get the 150K?

"No win, No fee", I ****ing shit em
 
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Well when I joined up as a Craftsman VM late 80s, early 90s we were always working on asbestos Brake linings in the LAD and the garages were well known to have asbestos in them. It wasn't till around 1993 till I saw my first set of PPE and know many of the lads in the same boat in their units.

Thanks for the link, very useful.
 
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Well when I joined up as a Craftsman VM late 80s, early 90s we were always working on asbestos Brake linings in the LAD and the garages were well known to have asbestos in them. It wasn't till around 1993 till I saw my first set of PPE and know many of the lads in the same boat in their units.
So you knew they contained asbestos and yet continued to handle them, and are now interested in compo?

Did you star in an advert where you were "actually given the wrong type of ladder"?
 
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So you knew they contained asbestos and yet continued to handle them, and are now interested in compo?

Did you star in an advert where you were "actually given the wrong type of ladder"?
No as many other people it was only later I found out about the asbestos, as a young 18/19 year old I just did as I was told and got on with my work. Unfortunately Health and Safety wasnt a great big thing back in the late 80s and early 90s and the older and wiser you get you find out things you should probably have been warned about. Im not going to get into an arguement with you as being ARRSE Im sure you will have some way of being the internet hardman who has never walked or worked in a hanger/garage with asbestos as you have always checked the building structure of everywhere you have been. Im also sure if you have worked on any equipment you have always carried everything required and had full PPE with you....unfortunately it wasnt in the units I was in late 80s/90s and I never saw Risk assessments, data protection sheets etc till around 1993...I wish you had been around to mentor me then...thanks very much for your wonderful advice Im sure you are around to help many on ARRSE and an asset to what ever unit you have been in.
 
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So you knew they contained asbestos and yet continued to handle them, and are now interested in compo?

Did you star in an advert where you were "actually given the wrong type of ladder"?
Unfortunately some of us real soldiers had to work in dust filled recently blown to f@cking shit buildings, to try and save lives,the thought of carrying out a f@cking H&S Assessment never came up
 
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No as many other people it was only later I found out about the asbestos, as a young 18/19 year old I just did as I was told and got on with my work. Unfortunately Health and Safety wasnt a great big thing back in the late 80s and early 90s and the older and wiser you get you find out things you should probably have been warned about. Im not going to get into an arguement with you as being ARRSE Im sure you will have some way of being the internet hardman who has never walked or worked in a hanger/garage with asbestos as you have always checked the building structure of everywhere you have been. Im also sure if you have worked on any equipment you have always carried everything required and had full PPE with you....unfortunately it wasnt in the units I was in late 80s/90s and I never saw Risk assessments, data protection sheets etc till around 1993...I wish you had been around to mentor me then...thanks very much for your wonderful advice Im sure you are around to help many on ARRSE and an asset to what ever unit you have been in.
Calm down dear.
 
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Some ex-servicemen just dont know when to stop milking the cow.

I m an Alcoholic, I smoke cos of me nerves, I m deaf in one ear cos of the "boom, boom, boom of the 155mm, my back hurts a little bit, maybe from being crouched in a 432 or from the PT, I m scared of men with hats on and sticks,.................

do I get the 150K?

"No win, No fee", I ****ing shit em
Not so funny or facecious when (as a friend of mine - ex RN) has a shadow on his lung, yes he did get a pension from the MoD.
 
#14
Yes. Mesothelioma must be a lovely way to go.
Especially when you were the little man just doing your job.
 
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Aleegee1698

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Not so funny or facecious when (as a friend of mine - ex RN) has a shadow on his lung, yes he did get a pension from the MoD.
You are right, there are certainly valid cases. There was no pun intended in my post, just the fact that certain traits of humanity are scraping the bottoms of empty barrels, mainly at large gubmint bodies, to fill their own pockets, its called business.

Who will start the ball rolling then for the "Poisoned by petrol/diesel fumes in the environment" claim?
 
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I think the no win no fee parasite solicitors tend to want small claims under £5,000 to get an easier small claims track process and to con the defendant in to failing to acknowledge service and then to lose judgment by default. Then the parasite solicitors load their costs on and their client gets a max five grand and they make a lot more.

Medical "experts" are on the gravy train. Dr Jean Ginsberg (admittedly in higher value cases of medical negligence) was charging £1300 per hour a few years ago.

Insurance companies basically bet on the outcome so they insure the solicitor against losing but require the barrister assessment he has a greater than 60% (I think) chance of winning. The barrister wants to keep his gravy train going and not get a reputation for losing. So a 60% chance of winning he reports as a less than 50% chance. That is how people back off no win no fee parasites (usually on the eve of court hearings) when the parasite solicitor has to tell the claimant they can only proceed if he funds it.

A dirty game but no one has to do it.
 
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Im calm thanks mate, Im also releived that all the buildings you have entered whilst being in the army are all asbestos free, Im sure when you were in Iraq etc you surveyed every building you were in for asbestos before sleeping/working in them. Unfortunately some of the buildings I spent years in whilst in Germany, Cyprus and in the UK have been closed now or even demolished due to asbestos, Weve just found out now that we have asbestos in my current building in the UK so it still goes on, as said earlier majority of soldiers have been put in grub shelters, accomodation in the Balkans etc that have had asbestos.........at the time it wasn't as widely reported. Its not till years later you realise the possible affects of it so once again I thank the OP for making this known and will pursue it more once I get out the Army next year but do appreciate the fact that you wont be claiming anything even if affected by it in your later years.
 

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