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Mesothelioma Compensation Case Study

Widow Receives Six-figure Sum in Compensation

Last year, Grieves Solicitors helped Mrs C, the widow of a mesothelioma sufferer to recover a six-figure sum in compensation as a result of the mesothelioma he contracted through his exposure to asbestos at Yorkshire Water.

In the 1960s Mr C began work as an apprentice plumber working in mills and other premises to install, maintain and repair pipes, boilers and heating systems which were lagged with asbestos.

In the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s he came into contact with asbestos again whilst working at Yorkshire Water where he had to cut, repair and maintain underground piping made of asbestos.

He was not warned by his employers about the dangers of asbestos or provided with any respiratory protection.

Mr C started to develop breathing difficulties around Christmastime 2007 and on 22nd August 2008 he was diagnosed with fatal asbestos-related mesothelioma. Sadly, Mr C passed away in September 2009 from this dreadful asbestos related disease.

Helen Grieves, of Grieves Solicitors, was instructed to bring a claim against his former employer and a successful settlement was reached without the need to issue court proceedings.

The widows reaction to the compensation settlement

Thanks for all your help and understanding … Nothing will compensate for the loss of G and I hope all these needless deaths will make employees look much more at health and safety in the future.

Experienced mesothelioma personal injury specialist lawyers at Grieves Solicitors can help ensure your familys financial security. For an idea of who much you and your family may receive click here to go to our compensation calculator and call us on 0800 0747 644 to discuss your claim.

Helen Grieves

Case Solicitor

Helen Grieves
Helen Grieves, principal and head of Grieves Solicitors specialists in personal injury, who handled the case said: œThis was a particularly distressing case as I got to know the client and his family very well and saw at first hand the pain and suffering this distressing disease causes. Although Mrs C received a six figure some in compensation, money can never compensate for the loss of her husband who had been a friend and companion to Mrs C for many years. œThis case was challenging from a legal point of view because, as is often the case, the firm for which Mr C worked for as an apprentice has closed down many years ago and it was impossible to find out who the insurers were. Fortunately for Mr C there was a second employer involved where he had also been exposed to asbestos and a successful claim was brought against them.
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