£25,000 Awarded To Mr G For Pleural Thickening & Asbestosis Claim
We were instructed on behalf of Mr G in respect of a claim for compensation arising out of his diagnosis of pleural thickening and asbestosis.
Mr G was employed by Steel, Peach & Tozer, British Steel Corporation and United Engineering Steel Limited from 1958 to 1990 as an electronic mechanic, an electronic technician and a process control engineer. He was exposed both directly and indirectly to asbestos. His exposure came from working with a product called Sindanyo, which contained asbestos and as a result of working in close proximity to laggers who were mixing raw asbestos with water and then applying it, or removing it.
We were able to identify Tata Steel UK as the successors in title to Mr G’s former employers.
Mr G’s claim settled for the gross sum of £25,000 on a provisional damages basis, allowing him to return for more compensation in the event that his current conditions progressed to cause a material increase in his respiratory disability and if he went on to develop asbestos related lung cancer or mesothelioma.
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