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25 May 2016
The wife of a former lagger who died as a result of exposure to asbestos pursued a compensation claim and was awarded a six-figure settlement.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Louise Larkin is a litigation executive in the chest and asbestos group at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool.
Settlement Value: £100,000
What Happened: Our client’s husband was employed as a lagger at the British Steel Corporation Works in Corby. The steel works was full of asbestos as laggers were engaged in mixing up and applying asbestos paste to the pipework.
Impact: Our client’s husband was diagnosed with lung cancer.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We successfully argued that despite a heavy smoking history, our client was exposed to such levels of asbestos that it contributed to his development of lung cancer, which led to his subsequent death.
Decision: Settlement of £100,000.
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