We are delighted to report that we have achieved a significant amount of asbestos compensation for Mr H, a man heavily exposed to asbestos dust throughout his working life. Mr H received an asbestosis diagnosis after working with the substance at seven different companies.
Between 1961/62 and 1969/70 Mr H worked for a number of companies. This included:
- Alpeninox Refrigeration UK Limited (previously known as Benham & Sons Limited).
- Ellis (Kensington) Limited.
- Glynwed Overseas Holidings Limited (previously known as Allied Ironfounders Limited).
- F G Alden Limited.
- Stracey Wheeler Limited.
- George Wimpey (Carillon).
- Press Construction Limited.
We worked hard to trace ‘employer’s liability insurance’ for all seven companies, who were responsible for exposing Mr H to harmful amounts of asbestos dust.
Mr H’s history of exposure:
Mr H gave a detailed witness statement at the beginning of his case. He confirmed that each of his seven employers exposed him to asbestos in a similar manner.
Mr H was responsible for the repair, maintenance, and replacement of existing heating systems. Unfortunately, the plant and pipework of the existing heating systems were lagged with asbestos-based insulation.
Mr H and his colleagues had to strip existing asbestos-based insulation from the plant and pipework, which caused a substantial amount of asbestos dust to fill the workspace. Sadly, Mr H could not avoid inhaling this on a regular basis.
We obtained evidence that confirmed that the asbestos debris also littered the workplace and was disturbed throughout the day. For example, Mr H and his colleagues would sweep the debris up throughout the day. This meant that Mr H faced further exposure.
We successfully argued that the level of asbestos exposure Mr H faced at work contributed to the development of his diagnosed asbestosis.
We obtained medical evidence to support Mr H’s claim for asbestos compensation. This evidence revealed that not only had Mr H developed asbestosis, but he also had evidence of suffering with diffuse pleural thickening, another condition related to asbestos exposure. His diagnosis led to Mr H suffering with significant anxiety relating to the troubling news and his poor prognosis.
Mr H settled his asbestosis claim on a ‘provisional basis.’ This means that he will be able to claim more asbestos compensation in the future if he has the misfortune of developing any of the following asbestos-related conditions:
- Asbestos-induced mesothelioma
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
- Deterioration in asbestos-related pleural thickening and/or asbestosis, giving rise to a significant increase in respiratory disability.
This gives Mr H the peace of mind of knowing that further help will be available to him, should he ever need to pursue a further claim for asbestos compensation.
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