Our expert Asbestos Team were instructed by a client suffering from mesothelioma. We took full instructions from him and established that his exposure to asbestos dust most likely came from previous employment when he was just 20 years old.
Our client was exposed to asbestos dust during the 1970’s when carrying out servicing and repairs of boilers. Evidence was obtained from our client and a witness that the boilers and associated pipework were lagged with asbestos lagging, which was disturbed when repairs and servicing were being carried out.
Our client’s former employers are no longer trading. As such, a claim could not be pursued against the company itself.
The company’s employers’ liability insurers for the period of our client’s employment could not be identified due to the work having taken place so many years ago and those records having been lost.
As neither the employer nor the insurers could be pursued, we advised our client to submit an application to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. This is a Scheme which was set up to pay compensation to mesothelioma sufferers (or their dependants) if they would have won their claim but have no one to pursue for the compensation.
We lodged an application on behalf of our client to the Scheme. The Scheme Administrators accepted our client would have won his case if he had someone to pursue. A six figure sum was paid to him by the Scheme.
Particular steps have to be carried out and specific evidence lodged in order to succeed in a claim under the Scheme. Our expert Asbestos Team lawyers know what is required and quickly secure the compensation rightly due to their clients.