We were instructed to seek compensation by a living Mesothelioma Client.
Our Client was employed in the 1950’s for approximately nine months as a bricklayer’s labourer in the Greater London area. Whilst our Client did not personally undertake asbestos-related work, he was working in the close vicinity of others who were carrying out activities that generated asbestos fibres, specifically pipe lagging work. Our Client was present when the asbestos lagging was being mixed and applied to the relevant building structures. These activities caused our Client to be exposed to a significant amount of asbestos dust.
As our Client’s former employer is no longer trading, investigations were carried out to see if the relevant employers’ liability insurers could be identified. Those insurers could not be traced and so we made a claim on our Client’s behalf to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS).
The Scheme provides compensation to mesothelioma sufferers who were negligently exposed to asbestos in the course of their employment but are unable to pursue their former employers because they are no longer trading and the relevant employers’ liability insurers cannot be identified.
Having provided all the relevant evidence and documentation to the Scheme Administrators, including extended research about the company name and periods of exposure to asbestos, our Client’s application was successful. A six-figure sum was secured for our Client, an amount that will significantly assist in his future care and well being.
Mesothelioma cases are a complex area of the law and it is essential that only specialist lawyers who deal with these cases on a daily basis pursue them. Our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Compensation Team has decades of experience – the Team knows asbestos disease cases inside out. They treat every client as an individual and strive to take away the worry of a legal claim.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, we encourage you to seek legal advice without delay from our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Compensation Team – even if your former employers are no longer trading. There is no financial risk to you, as all of our asbestos disease cases are dealt with on a “no win no fee” basis and we do not take any deductions from compensation for legal costs.