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13th November 2006

Stratford widow seeking husband's co-workers after tragic death from mesothelioma

Lawyers acting for a mesothelioma victim from Stratford are currently working alongside his widow in a frantic attempt to trace the company's insurer and obtain the compensation that the family deserves.

William Marler was a lorry driver from Stratford who died a painful death from mesothelioma in July of this year at the age of 68. Mr Marler was exposed to high levels of asbestos when he worked as a driver for RV Chuck Transport Ltd and throughout his time of employment, regularly drove to Millwall to collect asbestos where he then took it to the infamous Cape factory in Watford.

Deadly working conditions

As Mr Marler was loading and unloading his lorry he would have been exposed to high levels of asbestos fibres blowing around in the vicinity of the Cape factory. It only takes a very small amount of asbestos to contract mesothelioma and in the case of Mr Marler, asbestos he was exposed to in the 1960s led to his death many years later.

His widow, Jenny Ayers comments: "My life will never be the same as it was when he was alive. I cannot replace William who would still be here today but for the negligence of his employer."

She also went onto say: "No one should have to suffer the way William suffered and I will fight for justice on his behalf. I cannot believe that RV Chuck had such a poor view of health and safety that they continued to expose my husband to asbestos when they knew of the risks or ought to have known of the risks that were involved."

Clear Answers' lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, specialise in all types of mesothelioma and other asbestos related disease cases. Thompsons Solicitors are channelling their efforts in an attempt to trace William Marler's co workers at RV Chuck to support a claim for compensation for the family that he has left behind.

Kim Bouwer spokesperson for Clear Answers' lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors explains: "Because the company has long since ceased trading, the only way we can get compensation for Ms Ayers and Mr Marler's family, is to find the insurer for RV Chuck at the time when he was exposed to asbestos."

"Mesothelioma is a terrible illness caused by employers' disregard for their workers' lives. Asbestos-related diseases will cause 10,000 deaths a year by 2010 and will be the biggest industrial killer of all time. It is important that we trace William Marler's co-workers, not because compensation will make up for his death, but to ensure that those people who forced him to work in such deadly conditions pay for what they did."

If you worked for RV Chuck during the 60s 70s 80s or 90s, or if you had family or friends who did, please contact Kim Bouwer at Thompsons in London on 0207 290 0061.

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If you or a member of your family has contracted mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. You may even be able to make a claim for a relative who has died as a result of an asbestos-related illness.

Contact us now for further advice on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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