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Family of electrician receives compensation after his death from mesothelioma

Specialist asbestos lawyers settle claim on behalf of late brewery worker

Electrician checking power

22 February 2017

The family of a man known only as Mr C to protect his identity has received compensation after his death from mesothelioma.

Specialist mesothelioma lawyer Ewan Tant acted for the family of Mr C who instructed Leigh Day shortly before he died.

Mr C was exposed to significant quantities of asbestos when he worked in a brewery as a maintenance electrician, foreman, supervisor and shift engineer in the late 1960s.

Ewan was able to trace insurers for Mr C’s employers and brought a claim against them. 

An inquest was held into Mr C’s death which established that he had died because of exposure to asbestos and Ewan was able to secure an admission of liability from the insurers, together with an interim payment.

Mr C’s widow is disabled and there were complicated negotiations around the question of her care, but Leigh Day was able to secure a favourable settlement with the defendants within six months of the Court confirming the executors’ positions.

Asbestos lawyer Ewan Tant said:

“I am pleased that we were able to trace the company who insured Mr C’s former employer, and that the compensation we secured will help his widow with her future care needs.”

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