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17 May 2016
The wife of a former electrician pursued her late husband’s compensation claim after contracting mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Louise Larkin is a litigation executive in the chest & asbestos group at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool.
Settlement Value: £90,000
What Happened: Our client’s husband was exposed to asbestos during his employment at a number of electrical contracting companies, including Campbell & Isherwood Ltd. He also worked on board ships, carrying out refits and electrical repairs as well as working in various Marks & Spencer stores throughout the country.
Impact: The continued exposure to asbestos dust and fibres resulted in the diagnosis of mesothelioma in 2012.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Our client’s husband tragically died shortly after we were instructed and the claim was continued by his wife. It was difficult to prove how, when and where he was exposed to asbestos. However, we carried out extensive investigations and managed to trace witnesses and eventually obtained proof of employment and exposure.
Decision: A settlement of £90,000 was reached.
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