The importance of the Coroner in industrial disease cases.

A number of industrial disease claims appear to have been hampered recently by the lack of adequate consideration and investigation by the coroner. In one case a worker exposed to asbestos at the York Carriage Works for British Rail sadly passed away in December...

Asbestos at The Royal Devonport Dockyard

WE Solicitors recently represented a client who had been diagnosed with asbestosis, having moved from the UK to Texas some years ago.  The claimant was employed at The Royal Devonport Dockyard, Portsmouth between 1960 and 1967 as an apprentice electrical fitter and...

Out of court settlement agreed for family of former CEGB employee.

Mr S contacted WE Solicitors about a claim for an asbestos related condition, having been exposed during the course of his employment with CEGB, from 1963 to 1965.  Mr S was employed in the maintenance department and he would paint everything from pipework to...

Financial security for the widow of a former Barrow Shipyard worker.

Our client was employed at Vickers Shipyard in Barrow as an apprentice electrician between 1961 and 1974.  He recalled working on various nuclear submarines commissioned for the Navy, during which time he was heavily exposed to asbestos.  He would regularly...

The importance of provisional settlements.

In July 2020, we Solicitors were contacted by the family of a former client. We have acted on his behalf in 2012 and brought a successful claim for asbestosis against British Rail, Crewe.   In late 2019 our former client was diagnosed with lung cancer and...

Former scaffolding worker receives mesothelioma compensation.

WE Solicitors have successfully recovered substantial damages for a client who was sadly diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2021. Our client worked for Foremost Scaffolding Ltd based in London and subcontracted on various projects including the building of New...

What price a lost life?

From the 1st May 2020, the amount that can be claimed in respect of bereavement, under the Fatal Accidents Act 1979, has increased from £12,980 to £15,120. It is difficult to explain to family members what this award represents. It is totally at odds with the recent...