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Home > News > Mesothelioma compensation for worker of over 40 years

9th January 2012

Mesothelioma compensation for worker of over 40 years

Our client in this claim for mesothelioma compensation was a man who had started his working life as an apprentice, had been promoted in stages to employment in a professional capacity, and retired early after more than 40 years loyal service.

Our specialist asbestos compensation lawyers worked tirelessly to ensure that his claim was completed in as short a time as possible and were able to secure a six-figure sum in mesothelioma compensation, ensuring that he knew that his family would be financially secure when he was no longer able to support them.

Defendant employer negligently exposed our client to asbestos dust

During his early years, he had been exposed routinely to asbestos as he was working on the cleaning of locomotive cylinders. Later, he was exposed again when he worked on the overhaul of locomotives. Asbestos insulation material between the main boiler barrels and the boiler casing would be disturbed during this work, and asbestos blankets had to be removed. All of these activities resulted in asbestos dust contaminating the air that our client breathed.

No warnings on the danger of asbestos-related diseases

As was frequently the case, the employer had been well aware of the risks of asbestos-related diseases but at no time was our client warned of the dangers of coming into contact with asbestos dust nor was he provided with any adequate protection.

Symptoms of mesothelioma

Our client had been fit and well until shortly before the devastating diagnosis of mesothelioma. At first, he began to feel breathless at the slightest exertion, curtailing his love of walking. When the symptoms persisted, he visited his GP and was referred to a consultant for chest x-ray and blood tests. It was discovered that he had fluid on his lung and a sample taken for analysis, which revealed the presence of cancer cells.

Treatment for mesothelioma

Although there are some treatments that can improve a sufferer’s condition, there is no cure for mesothelioma, and a diagnosis will always mean that their life expectancy will often be drastically cut short. Our client underwent a procedure to drain his lung, followed by a cycle of chemotherapy, which did help his symptoms a little.

Liability for mesothelioma admitted by employer

As a result of pursing the claim vigorously, our asbestos compensation lawyers were able to secure a substantial six-figure sum in mesothelioma compensation for our client.

Mesothelioma compensation claim

We have a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in asbestos-related injuries who are able to offer expert claim advice in what can be very complicated personal injury claims. They have huge experience of such claims and will be happy to answer any questions you may have in plain English.

If you or your family have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease and would like some advice about how to make a personal injury compensation claim contact Clear Answers' personal injury lawyers on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms, and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

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