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Industrial disease claim leads to £120k damages award

Industrial disease claim leads to £120k damages award

A six-figure sum of personal injury compensation has been awarded to a pensioner after his industrial disease claim was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

David Chandler took legal action against Cape Building Products in 2007 after claiming he was exposed to asbestos during his two years working for the construction firm's sister company Uxbridge Flint Brick (UFB) from 1959 to 1961.

The 71-year-old had been diagnosed with asbestosis and the High Court originally awarded him £120,000 in damages, but this was challenged by Cape on the grounds it was not responsible as it was only UFB's parent company.

As a result, his compensation award was withheld, but Lady Justice Arden has now ruled Mr Chandler is entitled to his full damages sum after it emerged UFB had an insurance policy in place at the time that included an asbestos exclusion clause.

The claimant has indicated he now hopes the money will help his family be financially-secure.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson