An industrial disease claim has resulted in a joiner being awarded more than £370,000 in personal injury compensation.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Stephen Adkin was diagnosed with incurable mesothelioma - an illness that affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs - after being exposed to asbestos throughout his career working for Nova Display in the 1990s.
Mr Adkin is believed by medical professionals to have just months left to live after his diagnosis last year - and claims he came into contact with the lethal substance while moving floor and ceiling tiles at shoe shops after he started operating for the firm in 1996.
Consequently, he launched legal action against his former employer and the High Court in London has now ruled him to be eligible for a settlement of £372,000, the news source added.
Recently, the Salisbury Journal reported that chef Luigi Pes had been awarded a substantial sum in damages after contracting terminal mesothelioma.
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Posted by Richard Saunders