We are proud to have recently recovered a significant amount of compensation for Mrs S, who sadly lost her husband to mesothelioma. Continue reading to learn how Mr S was exposed to asbestos at work and how we achieved compensation for his wife.
Exposed working for J & J Dean Limited
Mr S worked full-time at J & J Dean Limited (Dean Builders) between 1968 and 1971. The company later changed their name to J & J Dean Construction Limited.
Mr S worked 40 to 48 hour weeks as a carpenter and joiner. Much of his time at the company involved working at a YMCA building in Walthamstow, London. Mr S regularly had to cut up asbestos sheets which were used to fireproof doors and rooms.
Mr S used either a handsaw or circular saw to cut these sheets to size. As he sawed through the sheets a large amount of asbestos dust would be released into the atmosphere. Sadly, he inhaled this dust throughout the working day. Before his death, he told his daughter that he was still working at this job when she was born in August of 1970, having started work at the YMCA a long while earlier.
In his role, Mr S also had to nail and screw the asbestos sheets into place using hammers, screwdrivers, screws and nails. This resulted in further asbestos dust rising up into the atmosphere. Mr S explained that working with asbestos on this contract was a regular activity which he and others completed for lengthy periods in order to fully fireproof the building. If he was not cutting the asbestos sheets, others working close by to him would be.
Other workers, including labourers, would also be sweeping up the asbestos dust left behind. They would use yard brushes to sweep up the dust and debris which caused further asbestos dust to rise up into the atmosphere.
Overall, Mr S described the YMCA job as a dusty, horrible working environment. At the end of each working day he would be covered in thick white asbestos dust.
No warning of the dangers of asbestos
Overall, Mr S emphasised that asbestos was thought to be by far the best way of insulating and fireproofing the building. He said that asbestos was considered to be a wonder substance in those days.
He was never warned that it was dangerous to be exposed to asbestos dust and he was never provided with a mask or any respiratory protection.
Mr S’s family discovered our team of specialist asbestos disease solicitors online after reading some of our reviews on Trustpilot. We sent a detailed letter to the Defendant’s insurers which outlined the allegations made in the asbestos claim. As a result, we managed to secure mesothelioma compensation within just 4 months.
We are happy that this compensation payment will help Mrs S financially, following the tragic loss of her husband.
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