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24 November 2017 | Comment | Article by Richard Green

Asbestos exposure compensation despite other solicitors suggesting claim would fail


Mr C (Senior) had been exposed to asbestos with Newport Forge Engineering Limited, amongst other employers, during the early 1970’s.  As a consequence of this negligent exposure, he developed mesothelioma. Unfortunately, very shortly following his diagnosis with the disease, he passed away before he was able to instruct solicitors and provide first-hand evidence in relation to the asbestos exposure which he had encountered during his working life.

Following his unfortunate death in October 2012, Mr C’s son decided to seek some form of redress for the suffering caused to his father as a result of his negligent exposure to asbestos.  Whilst he was aware that this would not bring his father back to him, he felt that this could assist him in achieving some peace of mind and justice for his father’s premature death.

Mr C (Junior) initially instructed a firm of solicitors who he felt would assist him in achieving his aim.  Unfortunately, they did not achieve closure for him and advised him that his claim against Newport Forge Limited and others would not succeed due to lack of evidence. Distraught by the failure to achieve any sort of justice for his father, Mr C (Junior) approached another firm of Solicitors who suggested that he should contact Hugh James, as Industrial Disease specialists.

Despite the fact that by this point, the claim was statute barred (as the 3 year limitation period had expired) and regardless of the lack of evidence, we were able to achieve redress and compensation against all the odds, for the suffering caused to Mr C (Senior) and his family.

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Author bio

Richard is a Partner and head of the asbestos litigation team. Richard specialises in asbestos-related disease claims and has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for his clients.

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