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20 February 2015
Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer David Cass secured £27,500 compensation for an electrical worker diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
David’s client was exposed to asbestos during a long career which took him into numerous power stations in the north of England where asbestos lagging was widely used for insulation purposes.
David’s client remembered how the asbestos material used to lag pipes and other equipment was regularly disturbed, and dust and fibres were liberated into the atmosphere he breathed.
Sadly, David’s client was diagnosed with mesothelioma, more than 20 years after his last contact with asbestos at work.
It was established that David’s client’s employer the Central Electricity Generating Board had failed to provide the appropriate protective equipment to safeguard him from the dangers of exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, or to warn him of the risks.
Once thorough witness evidence was sent together with a medical report supporting the link between asbestos and the condition from which David’s client was suffering, the employer was forced to accept liability.
The mesothelioma claim was settled by negotiation and David’s client received £27,500 within 7 months. The money recovered from the Central Electricity Generating Board’s insurance company allowed David’s client to make future financial provision for his wife.
An interim payment of £50,000 obtained during the case meant that David’s client was able to cover costs arising in relation to his illness and to travel as he had long planned to.
David Cass was able to help further in relation to this by recommending insurers which provide cover for people facing terminal illness who often find it hard to obtain such cover.
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