We have recently acted for a former power station worker who, after being exposed to asbestos in the 1960s, developed mesothelioma. The condition was diagnosed in 2012.
We assisted our client in securing a lump sum payment under the Pneumoconiosis Workman’s Compensation Act. An interim payment was initially secured and a final six figure settlement recovered within six months of intimating the claim to the insurers.
Enquiries had to be made at the outset to establish the legal successors to the former employer which was now no longer in existence, and to prove the dates during which the client was exposed to asbestos.
Because asbestos was still used extensively throughout the 1960s and 1970s and this condition can commonly have a latency period of forty years, the number of cases for workers contracting this condition is not expected to peak until later in this decade.
If you have developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure whilst working for an employer in England and Wales (regardless of where you now live) you may be able to claim compensation. Call 01204 496898 or email us so we can provide you with an assessment of your case.
At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.
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