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...

Talcum Powder and Mesothelioma – What is the Link?

For years there has been a question mark over whether Talcum powder can result in a Mesothelioma diagnosis? According to a recent American study of 75 individuals there was found to be a link between the two.  All 75 of the participants had been diagnosed with...

Construction Workers at Risk of Lung Disease.

Last month, MP’s called for greater measures to protect around 60,000 construction workers who are at risk of lung disease by breathing in dust from cut stone. The dust from cut stone contains silica particles and when breathed in this can cause an incurable...