Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for the widow of a factory worker who developed mesothelioma cancer after exposure to asbestos.
We acted on behalf of the widow of a factory worker who was employed by Vulcan Plastics Limited in the 1960s. During the course of his employment the deceased was regularly exposed to large quantities of asbestos dust which he inhaled. His role involved unloading asbestos boards from lorries, which were very dusty. This was done by hand. The deceased cut up the boards using a band saw with a diamond tip which generated vast amounts of asbestos dust.
The deceased was never provided with a mask or a respirator and there was no local ventilation in the area. We argued on behalf of the claimant, that at the time the deceased was exposed to the asbestos that the defendant company knew, or ought to have known that the regular inhalation of asbestos dust gave rise to a foreseeable risk of injury to the deceased. As a result they had been negligent in failing to provide the deceased with appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).
The deceased unfortunately developed malignant mesothelioma and he initially instructed us to act on his behalf at that time. Sadly he died during the litigation process and the claim was continued by his widow.
Thomson Snell & Passmore was able to obtain a full settlement for the deceased’s estate and to compensate the deceased’s widow for her loss.
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