£162,000 compensation for British Rail Fireman within 4 months of instruction

Boyes Turner's expert asbestos claims lawyers were instructed by Mr F after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. An interim payment of £50,000 was secured for Mr F within 2 weeks of his instructions to Boyes Turner and his mesothelioma compensation claim was settled within 4 months. Mr F was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in late October 2013 and he instructed us in early November 2013 to investigate a claim for compensation.

Mr F was exposed to asbestos when working for British Rail between 1955 and 1959. He was initially employed as an Apprentice in Signals before going on to work as a Cleaner and then a Fireman.

Mr F was exposed to significant quantities of asbestos dust when sweeping up and cleaning up after laggers who had been stripping and applying asbestos lagging to the pipes and boilers on the locomotives. Mr F also described how the vibrations from the locomotives would disturb the asbestos lagging causing asbestos dust to be released into the atmosphere. Mr F was not provided with a mask or any other form of respiratory protection.

Within a few days of Mr F instructing Boyes Turner's asbestos claims lawyers, an interim payment of £50,000 was paid to him.

Boyes Turner's asbestos lawyers settled Mr F’s mesothelioma compensation claim for £160,000 within 4 months of his instructions.


The service was personal, professional and considered. I was treated so kindly and in the end I knew that not only had I found the right organisation but also the right person.

Boyes Turner client

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