Specialist Industrial Disease lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, have secured a five figure sum for a builder who developed mesothelioma cancer after he was exposed to asbestos at work.
The claimant in this Industrial Disease claim was an 89 year old ex-carpenter and joiner who had worked for S R Bowell & Son Ltd between 1961 and 1980. He was involved in the construction of new buildings as well as refurbishment of old buildings. His job involved installing insulation in roofs and repairing roofs. During his employment he cut asbestos sheets and drilled through asbestos creating large volumes of asbestos dust which he breathed in.
From 1980 to 1982/83 the claimant worked for Barton Construction Company Ltd and from 1982/83 to 1983/84 he was employed by William Ellis Etchingham Ltd in similar roles where he was exposed to further asbestos dust.
At the time he was employed by the defendants they knew or ought to have known that exposing the claimant to asbestos dust gave rise to a foreseeable risk to the claimant’s health.
Sadly many years later the claimant was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of that exposure. He was advised he had around 9 months to live and would need increasing levels of care.
We successfully negotiated a five figure sum to compensate the claimant for his pain and suffering. Sadly the claimant died shortly after the settlement was reached.
Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP specialises in industrial disease cases. If you would like to ask our team a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact Jonathan Herbert at Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP solicitors on 01892 701226 in confidence.