Our asbestos solicitors have secured a six-figure compensation sum for a widow who lost her husband to an asbestos-related disease.
Mr B, who developed the cancer mesothelioma, was employed as a carpenter by the firm T Holdoway & Sons Ltd between 1971 and 1981. During this time period he regularly made fire doors from sheets of asbestos, and worked on a number of sites (including schools and housing estates) where he cut and fixed asbestos sheets.
Mr B was made redundant by T Holdoway & Sons shortly before he received his diagnosis of mesothelioma. This type of cancer is regarded as being closely linked to exposure to asbestos.
Prior to learning of his illness, Mr B had intended to take six weeks off work following his redundancy. He had hopes of building a summerhouse, and then intended to go back to work on a self-employed basis in order to earn enough to cover the bills, and so he and his wife could go on holiday.
Mr B contacted us himself with a detailed statement of his exposure to asbestos while still working at the firm. Sadly, he passed away shortly after this, and therefore we supported his widow, Mrs B, in continuing the claim on his behalf.
Calculating the compensation claim was difficult, as Mr. B didn't have any income history for his planned role as a self-employed carpenter. However, our solicitors successfully negotiated a six-figure settlement for Mrs. B to help ensure her financial security for the future.
Isabelle Selley, the asbestos-related disease solicitor who handled the case, commented “Mr B was wrongly exposed to asbestos in a job he worked hard in for many years. While nothing can change these tragic circumstances, we were pleased to have secured compensation for his widow to ensure she is financially secure in the future”.
Our expert asbestos solicitors will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim if you or a loved one has suffered due to an asbestos related illness. See our Asbestos-Related Disease Claims Guide for more information.
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