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Former joiner’s widow receives compensation in mesothelioma claim

12 June 2017

The widow of a former joiner received a six-figure settlement for her late husband’s exposure to asbestos.

What happened: Our client’s husband was employed as an apprentice joiner from 1955 to 1962 by Vickers Armstrong (Shipbuilders) Limited. He was regularly exposed to large amounts of asbestos throughout the apprenticeship.

Impact: Our client’s husband sadly passed away shortly after his diagnosis of mesothelioma.

How Slater and Gordon helped: We were instructed to bring a fatal mesothelioma claim by the deceased’s widow. We pursued the former employer and shortly before trial an out of court settlement was agreed which will support our client's window and family.

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