Shipyard worker exposed to asbestos

A former shipyard worker has secured more than £143,000 in compensation after being exposed to asbestos almost 50 years ago.

A former shipyard worker has secured more than £143,000 in compensation after being exposed to asbestos almost 50 years ago.

The 66-year-old former joiner, who worked at City Dock in Bristol, developed mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos dust and fibres whilst working at Charles Hill & Sons Limited as an apprentice.

Mr. A sought specialist advice from we solicitors in November 2007. We helped him secure the compensation in under 6 months.

Specialist solicitor Steven Evans from we solicitors said he was delighted with the outcome. Unfortunately as both the company and their insurers have gone out of business Mr. A is only able to recover 90% of his award from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

He said: “It’s extremely important that sufferers of this terrible disease get their compensation in their lifetime, and it was great that we were able to make this happen for this man.”

 
If you have lost a family member due to an asbestos condition or have been diagnosed with an asbestos condition within the last 3 years and would like to make a claim, contact us on freephone 0800 294 3065 or click here.