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Woman pursues mesothelioma claim on behalf of her late father
Boyes Turner's asbestos claims lawyers were instructed by a woman in relation to the untimely death of her father. Initially when he had become unwell he could not recall having been exposed to asbestos. It therefore took his doctors some time to diagnose him with mesothelioma.
He had been exposed to asbestos whilst working for Parkfield Instruments at Trout Road, Yiewsley, West Drayton when the inside of the roof of the workshop was sprayed with blue asbestos.
He had worked for the company between 1951 and 1986 and whilst his employment was continuous throughout, his Inland Revenue schedule of employment showed that in fact, his employment had changed to different companies throughout his employment. These are now all dissolved companies, and therefore searches were undertaken in order to trace the employer’s liability insurers.
Insurers were identified for the period 1973 to 1983. It was therefore necessary to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that he had been exposed to asbestos within that period of insurance.
In order to obtain this evidence, independent witnesses were contacted and they helpfully provided evidence in support of the claim. We also inspected the planning documents in relation to the premises. These showed that asbestos was in fact used in extensions that were built to the premises.
The woman's claim has now settled for £95,000. This includes a dependency claim on behalf of her mother.
I really appreciated the friendly, efficient and supportive nature of the solicitor.
I would also like to express my thanks to you for your dedication in chasing the defendant's insurance company especially where COVID-19 made an impact.
Boyes Turner Client