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Industrial disease claim of £200k launched

Industrial disease claim of £200k launched

An industrial disease claim for £200,000 in compensation has been launched by a widow on behalf of her husband.

According to the Blackpool Gazette, Christopher Duck contracted mesothelioma - a condition that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - from his 11-year career working as a joiner at Blackpool Pleasure Beach between 1989 and 2000.

Mr Duck was diagnosed with the condition last year and later committed suicide due to his grief at contracting the potentially-fatal disease.

As a result, Valerie Duck is seeking damages of up to £200,000 from the amusement park as she feels its negligence in not providing her husband with protective clothing and other safety equipment contributed to his death.

The writ issued to the High Court stated that Mr Duck was in a "state of despair" after being informed of having mesothelioma.

Recently, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph reported on the case of Cecil Palmer, whose family may decide to pursue compensation after he died of the condition earlier this year.

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett