Many people have the same feelings, but it’s important to remember that employers have a legal responsibility to protect their workforce.
The potential dangers of asbestos were noted in the early 1900s, yet the material so was still used, despite know the risk it posed to human health. If someone was negligent in their duty of care toward you, you have every right to claim compensation for any damages you’ve suffered.
Also, most employers have an insurance provider that will cover their costs, meaning your compensation won’t come directly out of the company’s accounts. Plus, holding the company responsible will help ensure robust health and safety policies are followed in the future.