Boyes Turner LLP were instructed by Mr G following his diagnosis of asbestos induced lung cancer.
Mr G was employed by Frost Asbestos Limited to carry out asbestos stripping works in various places to include power stations and factories.
Asbestos was previously used in industrial settings to insulate high pressure steam pipes. This asbestos would often become old and cracked meaning it had to be replaced. The replacement of the lagging involved workers such as Mr G using hammers, hack saws, wire brushes and even axes to chop away at the old asbestos lagging causing it to fall away. This work exposed Mr G to copious amounts of asbestos dust. It was this asbestos exposure that led to Mr G to suffer from asbestos induced lung cancer.
A Boyes Turner specialist industrial disease solicitor took detailed statements from Mr G and his ex-colleagues and used this evidence in order to pursue a claim against Mr G’s previous employer.
Boyes Turner also assisted Mr G in applying for government benefits which he was entitled to, namely Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and a lump sum payment under the Pneumoconiosis (Etc) (Workers Compensation) Act 1979.
Sadly Mr G passed away as a result of his disease before his claim had been settled. Boyes Turner continued to fight for justice for Mr G on behalf of his Estate.
Initially the defendants refused to negotiate a settlement of the claim and denied liability for Mr G’s injuries.
After lengthy legal arguments and the disclosure of detailed engineer’s reports compiled by specialists instructed by Boyes Turner the defendant eventually entered in to settlement negotiations with Mr G’s Estate and agreed to pay compensation for Mr G’s injuries and losses.
Mr G’s Estate has thanked Boyes Turner Solicitors for their friendly yet professional advice and assistance in pursing this claim and for not losing faith in achieving a successful outcome on Mr G’s behalf.