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Former Machine Operator Awarded £175,000 For Mesothelioma Diagnosis

22 September 2017

book explaining mesothelioma

A former machine operator exposed to asbestos while working with laggers in the 1960s-80s was awarded six-figure compensation.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Patrick Walsh is a principal lawyer specialising in industrial disease claims at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Settlement: £175,000.

What Happened: Our client was employed at Carrington Power Station from 1967 to 1986 as a machine operator. The shop was next door to the laggers’ workshop and sacks of powdered asbestos lagging would be regularly carried through the machine shop.  Our client was also exposed to the carcinogenic dust when visiting the laggers whilst they poured sacks of asbestos powder, adding water to make it into a slurry to be used as lagging.

Impact: Our client was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal asbestos-related cancer.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We brought a claim and helped our client to recover significant damages in a very short period of five months.

Decision: £175,000.

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