Significant Damages Acquired for Victim of Asbestosis

Specialist asbestos solicitor, John Hall, successfully helped a victim of asbestosis acquire significant five figure full and final settlement damages for their exposure to asbestos during work.

The brief

The client was a factory worker in a large asbestos mill in Bristol in the 1960s. He went on to be diagnosed with asbestosis and was very worried about what the future might bring for him. It was then that he got in touch with our specialist asbestos solicitors, for expert legal advice on what he should do next.

What our asbestos solicitors did to help

John Hall, Head of Personal Injury and Asbestos claims here at Trethowans, sorted out this client’s complex asbestosis case quickly and efficiently, recovering significant five figure full and final settlement damages in the early summer of 2019.

As the client lived quite some distance from our offices, John Hall was more than happy to travel in order to meet the client several times and discuss developments with his asbestos case face to face.

Client testimonial

“My father and brother died from asbestosis after working in the same factory as me. Because of my unusual family history, with many of us affected by asbestos disease of one sort or another, and some not, I have been participating in the academic 100,000 Genome Project. As I stopped working at the factory many years ago I thought I’d be lucky and only be of interest as ‘one who got away’, so it was a great shock to be diagnosed with asbestosis last year.

“John took on my case and got it sorted out quickly. He was very hands on and helped me through the whole process, including immediate claims for state benefits and a lump sum payment under the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979. He was so kind and efficient and I am really delighted with the amount of compensation he got for me. I’ll be able to make some changes to my bungalow now and enjoy proper holidays with my family.”

John Hall has years of experience working on the behalf of Claimants with complex asbestos cases. If you have been exposed to asbestos in your line of work and are seeking compensation, don’t hesitate to contact John for assistance today on 023 80820526.