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03 January 2017
A former Cammell Lairds electrician was awarded a six-figure settlement for exposure to asbestos that resulted in mesothelioma.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Louise Larkin is a senior associate and head of industrial disease at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool.
What Happened: Our client was employed as an apprentice electrician on board a ship for Cammell Lairds. He was exposed to asbestos whilst working in the vicinity of laggers who were engaged in mixing and applying asbestos insulation.
Impact: Our client subsequently developed mesothelioma as a result of the exposure.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Upon instruction we were able to investigate the claim quickly and negotiate settlement with the insurers within six months without having to issue court proceedings.
Decision: Settlement of £191,000.
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