A living mesothelioma sufferer has received a compensation payment of £160,000 in his claim against his former employer John Cashmore Limited.
Mr T worked for John Cashmore & Son Limited (now trading as Joseph Gillott & Son Limited) demolishing locomotives of the steel stock holding company. Mr T was employed at the company's site in Great Bridge in Tipton between 1964 and 1974. For 2 years between 1966 and 1968 Mr T worked dismantling the locomotives and former London underground carriages which were insulated with asbestos. The boilers in the locomotive engines were often insulated with blue or white asbestos and Mr T routinely removed this insulated by hand without any protective equipment.
In October 2008 Mr T developed breathing difficulties and following further investigations was diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma at the end of December 2008. Mr T instructed Irwin Mitchell Solicitors shortly afterwards. A claim was brought against his former employer and Court proceedings were issued at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, using the expedited procedure available for mesothelioma claims.
Irwin Mtchell entered judgment against Mr T’s employers and subsequently secured him a large compensation payment of £160,000.
Iain Shoolbred, a Solicitor in the Birmingham Workplace Illness team who handled Mr T’s claim said-
“I was very pleased to be able to successfully settle Mr T’s case in such a short time. Mr T and his family have been greatly affected his illness and I am pleased that the compensation payment will go someway to putting his mind at rest during the difficult months of his illness”.
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