We have been instructed by the family of a gentleman who sadly passed away due to the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. We are attempting to pursue a mesothelioma claim for compensation on behalf of the estate of the gentleman who was exposed to asbestos.
From 1968 the deceased worked for HM Prison Service as a prison office in Aylesbury and lived in a house provided to him by his employers as part of his work package. The residence was on the Mede Estate in Freckleton. HM Prison Service was responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the properties and they carried out works on the windows, along with other maintenance tasks that were required.
The house had a shed in the garden, the roof of which was made out of corrugated asbestos sheets. There was no protective seal or lining on the inside of the shed roof. The deceased spent a great deal of time in the shed, often nailing and drilling into the roof, causing the asbestos to be disturbed and released into the air.
As the exposure in this mesothelioma claim occurred after 1965, we only have to show that there was more than minimal exposure to asbestos to establish blame. This is a key date in this type of mesothelioma compensation claims as by this time defendants should have been aware of the dangers of low level exposure to asbestos and should have taken the necessary precautions.
We are looking for witnesses who may have lived on the Mede Estate in Freckleton in the 1960s and 1970s who recall the homes owned by HM Prison Service and the asbestos roofs on the sheds.
If you can assist in providing evidence for this asbestos claim, please contact us today on our Freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch. Thank you.