Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Asbestos Related Disease team has helped the family of a mesothelioma sufferer claim compensation.
Mr P developed mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer of the lining of the lung, after having been exposed to asbestos when installing suspended ceilings. He had been employed between 1971 – 1972 by TIS Modular Structures, a division of J W Thompson (Asbestos) Limited at the Rover Longbridge site, fitting suspended ceilings via wire hooks attached to the ceiling girders.
TIS Modular Structures Ltd/JW Thompson had a contract to insulate the ceilings of the Longbridge site with spray flock asbestos. Mr P was exposed to asbestos from disturbing the insulated lagging on the girders and on the floor beneath where he worked. He recalled the disturbed lagging falling directly upon him as he worked and that no masks, protective equipment or warnings were provided.
Upon diagnosis of his condition, Mr P decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Asbestos Related Disease team and one of our experienced solicitors, Iain Shoolbred, was able to deal with his claim.
Sadly, Mr P died before his claim was settled, but his daughter continued to pursue TIS Modular Structures Limited. With Iain’s help, the company agreed to settle the claim and Mr P’s estate was awarded £85,000 in compensation.
Iain Shoolbred, industrial disease expert, who acted for Mr P and his family said; “We have successfully pursued a number of cases against J W Thompson in the past. Nevertheless, the case was defended by the insurers but due to our knowledge and expertise, we were able to resolve this case successfully for Mr P’s family.”
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