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    Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a claimant who was an ex British Telecom installer who was exposed to asbestos during his employment.

    This industrial diseases claim involved a gentleman who had worked for British Telecom (BT, previously Post Office Telephones) for nearly 40 years from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. The claimant worked inside and outside the telephone exchanges which were housed in buildings that contained asbestos.

    The claimant worked closely with asbestos which was used near the cabling and contained within (and between) the floors of the cabling racks. The claimant recalled working alongside other employees who, on many occasions, were mixing up and applying asbestos, meaning he would breathe in the asbestos dust.

    Unfortunately the claimant went on to develop mesothelioma as a result of his asbestos exposure.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore successfully argued that the deceased’s employer knew, or ought to have known of the risk of asbestos exposure and therefore their failure to provide protection from that time onwards had been negligent. Alan was able to obtain a six figure sum to compensate the claimant for the pain and suffering caused.

    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.

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    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

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