Asbestos Related Illness

Asbestos Widow Awarded Over £900,000 in Guideline Case

When someone dies due to the negligence of another, the law will compensate their family for the...

Asbestos Death Toll Remains High, Latest HSE Report Reveals

Asbestos ruins lives, frequently decades after exposure, and you should not delay in taking legal...

The Valuation of Future Income Losses

When the part-owner of a successful company claimed against the company as a result of contracting...

High Court Orders Pioneering Treatment for Asbestos Victim

If you are diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer, you should immediately seek legal assistance in...

Asbestos Exposure Widow Wins Six-Figure Compensation

The dangers of asbestos were first identified in the 1930s but people are even now dying as a...

Family of Mesothelioma Victim Recover Hospice Care Costs

A recent case saw the family of a woman from West Yorkshire, who died after being diagnosed with...

Over 2,500 Deaths from Mesothelioma in 2016

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), widespread use of asbestos-containing products...

Former Ship Welder Wins Asbestosis Compensation

A former welder who worked for a shipbuilding company for 37 years has received provisional...

Pleural Plaques Actionable if Symptomatic, Rules Court

One of the big points of contention in recent years in cases involving exposure to asbestos is the...

Harmed By Asbestos? We Can Help

The consequences of exposure to asbestos frequently take decades to emerge and, in seeking...

Businessman's Widow Awarded Asbestos Compensation

The effects of breathing in asbestos can be insidious and can take decades to develop – but...

Electrician Wins £260,000 Asbestos Compensation

A man from Warwickshire who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma has secured compensation for the...

Man Exposed to Asbestos Wins Compensation for Mesothelioma

A 69-year-old man who was exposed to asbestos in the 1960s and 1970s has won compensation of...

University Boiler Room Worker Wins Asbestosis Compensation

Justice for asbestosis victims is not all about money and, for many, their principal satisfaction...

Mesothelioma - Latest Mortality Figures

Provisional statistics for 2014, published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), show that for...

Widow of Asbestos Victim Wins Six-Figure Payout

Asbestos exposure carries with it a dreadful legacy that can stretch decades into the future...

Widow Gains Compensation for Husband's Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos-related diseases can strike people down decades after exposure. However, a High Court...

Asbestos Victims Can Be Compensated Within Months

The prognosis for many victims of asbestos-related cancer is, sadly, poor. Malignant mesothelioma,...

Workplace Injury - Don't Delay Making a Claim

Compensation claims are subject to strict time limits and one pensioner whose life was blighted by...

Council Worker Asbestos Victim Claims £300,000 Damages

The hazards of asbestos have been known about since the 1930s. However, as thousands of victims...

Upturn sees legal team's expansion

Steady economic growth is one of the reasons Essex law firm Birkett Long has seen a raft of new...

Asbestos Exposure Claims

Two recent cases dealing with exposure to asbestos illustrate the need for good quality...

£230,000 Damages for Man Exposed to Asbestos

A man has secured a settlement of £230,000 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly...

Widow of Asbestos Victim Awarded Damages

A husband's foresight in seeing a solicitor and making a sworn statement before his death from...

Asbestos Widow Overcomes All Hurdles to Press Her Claim

The thousands of people who suffer the malign effects of exposure to asbestos many years after the...

Police Officer Lethally Exposed to Asbestos

A constabulary which paid compensation of more than £76,000 to an officer who was lethally...

£130,000 Payout for School Secretary's Asbestos Death

The widower of a retired school secretary, who died from lung cancer 26 years after she was...

Widow Strikes Vital Blow for Asbestos Victims

In a ruling which will come as a great comfort to asbestos victims, the widow of a man who was...

Asbestos Cancer Victims Score High Court Victory

The High Court has come to the aid of thousands of victims of the asbestos-related cancer,...

Cancer Sufferer Strikes Important Blow for Asbestos Victims

In a case which raised novel issues of importance to victims of industrial disease, a retired...

Industrial Disease Victims' Path to Justice Eased

We regularly report on compensation awards made to victims of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of...

Shoe Shop Asbestos Victim Receives Only Sympathy

A former shoe shop worker who developed terminal cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos dust...

£35 Million for Dockyard Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Since 2001, compensation of more than £35 million has been paid out to civilian workers who...

Retired Engineer Wins £40,000 Asbestos Damages

A former ship’s engineer who developed an asbestos-related disease after being exposed to...

Electrician Wins Six-Figure Damages for Asbestos Disease

An electrician who developed an asbestos-related illness after being exposed to the substance many...

Asbestos Damages for Former Firefighter

A former firefighter who was diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos has won...

£70,000 Payout for Woman Who Lived Near Asbestos Factory

A woman who developed an incurable disease as a result of environmental exposure to asbestos as a...

Former Shipyard Worker Wins Asbestos Damages

A former shipyard worker has won £127,000 in damages after being diagnosed with an...

Millions Paid Out for Shipyard Workers' Asbestos Claims

It is estimated that compensation paid out to former employees of shipbuilding company Harland and...

£48,000 Asbestos Damages for Woman Who Assembled Gas Masks

The family of a woman who developed asbestosis as a result of work she carried out during the...

Mill Worker's Widow Wins Six-Figure Damages

The widow of a mill worker has won a six-figure sum in compensation after her husband died of...

Factory Worker Wins Asbestos Compensation Claim

A former factory worker who developed an asbestos-related disease has won a significant sum in...

£187,500 Asbestos Payout for Bereaved Husband

A man has won compensation of £187,500 after his wife died of a disease caused by exposure...

Asbestos Payout for Shop Worker's Widower

The husband of a former Woolworths employee who died of an asbestos-related disease in 2010 has...

Asbestos Victim's Family Awarded Compensation

The family of a former metal tester has been awarded compensation after his death from an...

Damages for Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma

A former power station worker has secured compensation after he developed the asbestos-related...

£145,000 Compensation for Widow of Railway Worker

A woman from Swindon whose husband died of an asbestos-related disease has won £145,000 in...

Shipyard Worker Wins Asbestos Compensation

A former shipyard worker who has developed an asbestos-related disease has won compensation from...

Hosiery Worker's Family Wins Asbestos Compensation Claim

The family of a former hosiery worker who died of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma has won...

Family Wins £70,000 Mesothelioma Compensation

The family of a building supplies worker who died of an asbestos-related disease has won...

Government Asbestos Compensation Scheme Announced

The Government has announced a scheme to compensate mesothelioma sufferers who are unable to...

Former Hotel Manager Wins £220,000 for Asbestos Disease

A former hotel manager has won £220,000 in compensation after being diagnosed with an...

Electrician's Daughter Wins £95,000 Asbestos Compensation

The daughter of an electrician who died of an asbestos-related disease has won £95,000 in...

Engineer's Widow Wins Asbestos Compensation

The widow of a man who had worked as an engineer for a water company has won compensation after he...

Pipe Fitter's Widow Wins £115,000 Asbestos Compensation

The widow of a man who died of an asbestos-related disease has won £115,000 in compensation...

£70,000 Compensation for Former Miner

A former miner who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer has been awarded damages of more...

Widower Wins Compensation for Wife's Cancer Death

A former steelworker from Scunthorpe whose wife died from an asbestos-related disease has won a...

Six-Figure Payout for Building Inspector's Widow

A woman whose husband died from an asbestos-related disease has won a six-figure sum in damages. ...