Mrs Wheatley’s late husband was exposed to asbestos during his career when he worked both self employed and as an employee of a company.
WE Solicitors were able to locate one of the companies where he worked on a self employed basis but whose employers liability insurance extended to cover self employed contractors. Unfortunately we could only trace insurance cover for a small portion of Mr Wheatley’s time with this company but we were able to negotiate a substantial payment for Mrs Wheatley on behalf of her late husband’s estate.
Mr Wheatley had passed away before WE Solicitors had been instructed by and therefore had limited information about his asbestos exposure however his son had worked with him for a number of years which assisted with the claim. Mr Wheatley’s cause of death was Mesothelioma which is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos during the course of his working life.
Despite the complications with this case WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Mrs Wheatley.