The daughter of a former Cammell Laird Shipbuilders worker was awarded a settlement following the tragic death of her father due to asbestos exposure.
The ex-employee was exposed to significant quantities of asbestos dust and fibres whilst at Cammell Laird and sought advice from a local solicitor who advised that he would not be able to claim for compensation as there was no evidence that he was suffering asbestosis. Following his death in late 2012, it was revealed that exposure to asbestos may have resulted in his death and his daughter contacted Louise Larkin of Slater and Gordon to investigate a claim.
Asbestos was used throughout the ship due to the natural strength and heat resistance for use in insulation. Many employees at shipbuilders such as Cammell Laird were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis, despite the knowledge of the carcinogenic effects of asbestos dust and fibres. Many people were put at risk, not just those in direct contact with the dangerous materials, but also those they came into contact with due to the fact asbestos dust is easily transported from hair and clothing.
The Chest and Asbestos Disease Group at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK have represented numerous people who were formerly employed by Cammell Laird shipbuilders. Many former employees were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis.
For more details on the case and how Slater and Gordon Lawyers were able to help, see the case study here.
Slater and Gordon Litigation Executive, Louise Larkin, said, “This case is an example of how it pays to seek a second opinion and to ensure advice is sought from specialists in this field.”
If you are a former dock worker or previously worked in the shipbuilding industry, read our further information on exposure to asbestos.
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