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Asbestos Expert Welcomes Payouts For Factory Victims

Lawyer Backs Payments Decision


An asbestos claims specialist at Irwin Mitchell has welcomed news that victims who contracted mesothelioma from a factory in Leeds are set to receive further payouts from the Turner & Newall Asbestos Trust.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, those who had suffered lung problems due to breathing in asbestos while working at or living close to the JW Roberts factory in Armley are set to benefit from more payments.

The lawyer has a particular interest in the case as he represented June Hancock in a claim in relation to the factory in the mid-1990s and also served on the JW Roberts’ Creditors Committee for several years. He is now a trustee of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund.

Discussing the news of further compensation for victims and their families, Adrian Budgen explained: “Asbestos is the biggest occupational killer of all time and the case of this factory demonstrates how devastating mesothelioma can be on so many people, including those like June who were exposed despite not working on-site.

“It is unacceptable that people should face such conditions just because their health was not protected, which is why law firms like Irwin Mitchell continue to fight for justice.

“I welcome the decision to offer those involved in this case further payouts as previous payments have not been adequate. I hope it will go some way to helping families who are trying to cope after being affected by this heartbreaking disease.”