Compensation For Asbestos Related Pleural Thickening For Former Power Station Fitter
Specialist Industrial Disease Team succeeded in recovering £35,000 for Mr M who developed diffuse pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos during his work as a fitter’s mate when employed by Babcock & Wilcox between 1969 and 1976. He worked mainly at Keadby and Drax Power Stations.
He worked on repair and renewal work stripping off old asbestos lagging from boilers and would end up covered in dust, much of which was asbestos dust. He was never provided with any protection nor warned of the risks. Liability was not disputed.
He has 20% respiratory disability entirely attributable to diffuse pleural thickening and has risks that he may develop asbestosis or mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer in later life.
The claim was settled by Doosan Babcock Limited, the successor company, on a full and final settlement basis taking into account the future risks and within 10 months of Mr M contacting us.