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Former Devonport Docks Worker Awarded Damages

23 October 2015

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A former electrical apprentice at MOD Devonport Docks in Plymouth was awarded damages for exposure to asbestos.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Julian Cason is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Cardiff.

Settlement: £270,000

What Happened: Our client was exposed to asbestos whilst working in close proximity to laggers at the MOD Devonport Docks in Plymouth as an electrical apprentice.

Impact: Our client developed Mesothelioma.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: Our client’s terminal medical condition meant that it was important to obtain a very early interim payment in the sum of £50,000 and also a home visit from the respiratory medico-legal expert.

Decision: Settlement of £270,000.

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