A family may decide to launch an industrial disease claim after it was confirmed a loved one passed away due to an asbestos-related illness.
According to the Preston Citizen, an inquest has revealed that Neil Malcolm died from lung cancer last month at the age of 76 as a result of being exposed to the substance consistently throughout his career as a builder, which began in 1967.
Mr Malcolm came into regular contact with asbestos during spells working as a shop fitter, as he used panels containing it while completing his professional tasks.
It was established that he would often have to remove these panels and then load them into a van, meaning he spent days on end breathing in harmful fibres from asbestos.
Therefore, his family could decide to seek damages on his behalf due to the negligence of his former employers.
Recently, the Goole Courier reported that ex-labourer Bruce Cooper is seeking compensation of up to £100,000 from Hanson Support Services after being diagnosed with pleural thickening.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson