Irwin Mitchell Recovers Thousands Of Pounds For Coventry And Warwickshire Charity Hospice

Birmingham Law Firm Supports The Myton Hospices In Warwick


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Specialist industrial illness lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office have secured £13,543.20 for The Myton Hospices. 

The money will cover the cost of care received by one of their clients who was cared for at the charity’s Warwick hospice before he died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell were acting on behalf of the family of Roy Tranter, from Rugby, Warwickshire who died in March 2012. The amount recovered will make a real difference to The Myton Hospices which provides free care for terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire. 

Mr Tranter worked as a contractor for Metropolitan Vickers, at the Metropolitan Cammell group’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham. Proceedings were brought against Associated Electrical Industries and Alstom Transport, the modern-day successor companies.

Asbestos was used as an insulating material for train carriages. Roy worked as an electrician’s mate where he was required to enter the carriages after they had been sprayed with asbestos in order to fit the electrical cables and wiring through the carriage interiors. 

The settlement follows a landmark ruling in a 2010 case led by Irwin Mitchell which found that the insurers of a company responsible for the death of a worker from asbestos should contribute to his or her hospice care costs.

Mark Lennon, who has represented a number of victims of asbestos-related diseases, said: 

Roy’s wife Janet, who was married to Roy for 54 years, said: “I would like to thank his former colleagues who came forward with information to support our case, so many years after they worked with him. The details they provided were crucial in securing a settlement from his former employees and recovering vital funds for The Myton Hospices to support the great care they provide.”

Myton’s Director of Income Generation and Marketing, Ruth Freeman, said: “We are extremely grateful to Irwin Mitchell for ensuring that the full costs of the care provided by The Myton Hospices are included in any mesothelioma claim. 

“We provide free specialist care for terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire as well as vital support and advice for their families and loved ones. We touch the lives of 4,000 people a year and need to raise £8 million a year to keep our services running.

“The substantial contribution made through mesothelioma claims will help us to continue caring for local people facing the end of their lives.”