Landmark Female Case Allows Further Avenues for Compensation.
What’s My Asbestos Claim Worth has extensive experience dealing with all types of asbestos related disease enquiries. We have a specialist team of experts who will offer you advice and support on claims for Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Asbestosis or Pleural Thickening. We will assist with all aspects of your enquiry and help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
wonder that the cumulative asbestos death toll could total well over 800,000 lives. Unfortunately, there is no way to consider how many lives have been taken since asbestos was introduced with vigour into all industries.
A sobering statistic is that Great Britain has the highest mortality rate from the crippling asbestos cancer mesothelioma. While the mesothelioma death rate is much higher in males than women (almost 6 times), cases involving mesothelioma and women have created landmark rulings which have affected all suffers from malignant mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer and other asbestos related diseases.
One of the landmark cases involved Debbie Brewer, who quickly grasped the opportunity to inform and comfort other suffers, and their families via the use of social media. Debbie contracted malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2006. She herself had never worked with asbestos and only came into contact with the deadly fibres through her father. As a lagger he removed huge quantities of asbestos on a daily basis. Her father would then come home from work in his work clothes thereby contaminating the family home. Her father had worked for the Ministry of Defence and Debbie successfully pursued them for a six figure sum of compensation. Hers was one of the first cases to hold the Ministry of Defence to account.
At What’s My Asbestos Claim Worth we ourselves have dealt with similar cases to Debbie Brewer’s. Our specialist mesothelioma solicitor handled a mesothelioma claim for Mrs C who sadly developed mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos by washing her son’s contaminated work clothes.
Our client’s son worked for the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) at the Stella South and Blyth power stations and was exposed to asbestos dust which contaminated his work clothes during the course of his work as a mechanical fitter between approximately 1973 and 1978.
This case showed that the CEGB did not have any laundry facilities at the power stations where our client’s son worked which could have limited her exposure.
If you have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos related condition such as pleural thickening, asbestosis or asbestos related lung cancer then you should not hesitate to contact us for specialist advice and support without obligation. We will happy to assist you in applying for relevant state benefits and will provide you with free legal advice on your potential claim for compensation.
If your claim for compensation is successful, you will keep 100% of the damages awarded. If you lose your case then you will not pay any legal fees. All of our cases are dealt with on a “no win no fee” basis.
Due to our experience in this area, we completely understand the affect asbestos related conditions can have on the sufferer and their families and wish to do all that we can to assist people in their time of need.
Call 0800 058 2737 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with all aspects of your enquiry.