22 July, 2009
A 72 year old man was awarded £16,500 in compensation after contracting asbestosis. He had worked for his employers in the building trade between the years of 1952 – 1983. During that time he regularly came into contact with asbestosis fibres.
Recently he developed asbestosis and brought a claim for personal injury against his former employers for exposing him to asbestos on a regular basis. His claim was successful.
Most claims have to be brought within 3 years of the date of the incident or within 3 years of the date the individual knew or ought to have known of the incident or its effects. Even though the individual in this case suffered the injury many years ago he wasn't too late because his condition had only developed recently.
Forbes' Personal Injury solicitors have handled a number of cases such as this where employees have contracted asbestosis as a result of being exposed to fibres in the course of their employment.
Forbes personal injury team is made up of specialist personal injury solicitors / lawyers who offer advice on all areas of personal injury on a no win no fee basis. Whether you have had an accident at work, an accident on the street or a car accident (road traffic accident) we can provide you with expert advice on your personal injury claim ensuring you receive the accident compensation you are entitled to.