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Pensioner gets £250k after industrial disease claim

Pensioner gets £250k after industrial disease claim

An industrial disease claim has resulted in a widow being awarded more than £250,000 in compensation.

Elizabeth Wolff has received this figure after a case heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled that negligence from bosses at Weir Construction was responsible for the death of her husband William four years ago.

Mr Wolff passed away from mesothelioma at the age of 66 after being diagnosed around one year after retiring from his job with the building company. He was seriously ill for a period of seven months before dying.

His wife had to quit her job to care for him and took legal action against Weir immediately following his death.

The couple were married for 45 years and Judge Lord Doherty described Mrs Wolff as a "devoted" spouse.

Recently, figures from Unite revealed that more than £2 million has been awarded in damages over the last 18 months to people in the north-east affected by asbestos-related illnesses.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas