Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a claimant who developed malignant mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos when stripping asbestos lagging.
This mesothelioma industrial disease claim involved an ex-electrician who had been employed to work within power stations, including Trawsfynydd Power Station, owned the by Central Electricity Generating Board, and Eggborough Power Station.
The claimant was exposed to asbestos during his employment, on a daily basis; he worked in close proximity to Laggers who were mixing up asbestos lagging from dry asbestos powder, thereby creating clouds of asbestos dust in the atmosphere. He also worked below Laggers who dropped asbestos dust onto the claimant. He also used asbestos insulation to insulate pipes which he would tear from a roll of asbestos lagging. As a result of the inhalation of the asbestos dust the claimant developed malignant mesothelioma.
There were 3 potential defendants in this claim. Alan Care, specialist industrial disease litigator, acting for the claimant released a press release at the end of 2013 calling for witness evidence regarding when exactly the Central Electricity Generating Board had put in place precautions to prevent asbestos exposure to employees and sub-contractors working in power stations.
Thomson Snell & Passmore were able to negotiate an out of court settlement of £130,000.00.
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.