Ex-pat Asbestos Claim

Woods Solicitors successfully made a claim for an ex-pat client in New Zealand.  He had an asbestos related condition caused by exposure to asbestos at Holoplast Limited.


Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease characterised by a scarring of lung tissues, which leads to long-term breathing complications. The disease does not have a cure. It is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos, but may not be diagnosed until decades after the exposure occurred.

Symptoms include laboured breathing during routine tasks and exercise, chest pain and coughing. Doctors prescribe breathing treatments, prescription medication and sometimes surgery for people with asbestosis. The prognosis is often positive. Because asbestosis is not a form of lung cancer or mesothelioma, people can live many years, even decades, with the disease. However, because the condition gets worse over time, patients will require increased treatment as they age.

Anyone exposed to asbestos in the air, water, soil or manufactured products is at risk of an asbestos related disease.

Making a Claim

Woods Solicitors have over 25 years of dealing with asbestos related claims. If you would like a no-obligation discussion about an asbestos claim please contact us on (01244) 340560. You may be able to make a claim, even if you worked for several employers.


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About Steve Woods
Steve Woods qualified in 1985. I have dealt with personal injury claims throughout my career and have over 25 years experience in industrial disease claims. I deal with all types of industrial disease work including asbestos-related conditions, especially mesothelioma, other lung related diseases, vibration white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, noise induced hearing loss and work related cancers such as bladder cancer. I set up Woods Solicitors in Chester in 2003.

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