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Compensation recovered following sensitisation to platinum salts

Jonathan Herbert, specialist personal injury lawyer acting for the claimant, successfully obtained a settlement of £39,737 to compensate the claimant for his injury and financial losses.

Mr R became sensitised to chlorinated (halogenated) complex platinum salts as a result of exposure to various chemicals during employment with Johnson Matthey plc at its Royston and Enfield premises. He could no longer continue working for Johnson Matthey and therefore lost income, membership of a share incentive plan and company pension contributions. He reported subsequent respiratory and dermatological injury.

The defendant failed to respond to a letter of claim or extend the limitation deadline thereby obliging the claimant to issue court proceedings. By its defence, the defendant then admitted breaches of duty to operate a safe system of work contrary to common law and/or the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the COSHH Regulations 1994 (as amended). It also admitted causation of sensitisation but did not admit the symptoms complained of or any financial losses. Thereafter the case was prepared for trial with associated statement preparation and expert instruction.

The defendant made an offer of £39,737 which the claimant agreed to accept.

Jonathan Herbert specialises in industrial disease cases. If you would like to ask him a question about a potential case, or if you have a general query about any personal injury, contact Jonathan at Thomson Snell & Passmore solicitors on 01892 701226 in confidence. We offer no win no fee agreements on the vast majority of our clinical negligence and personal injury cases.

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