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A six figure compensation payout has been awarded to a widow whose lung cancer was caused by exposure to her husband's asbestos covered overalls.

As well as being able to make a claim if you are are a worker who has been made ill by exposure to asbestos, you can also make a claim if you are a family member who has been made ill through exposure to asbestos on clothing brought into the house.

A recent case was settled with a payout to a widow who developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos on her husband's works clothing.

Mrs H's husband died of mesothelioma in 2009 after years of exposure to asbestos working as an electrician. Within a couple of years of his death Mrs H also began to suffer from breathing difficulties similar to her husband's, and was diagnosed as suffering from mesothelioma.

If you have developed an illness related to your job or the job of a loved one you can make a claim.

An investigation showed Mrs H's terminal cancer had been caused by exposure to her husband's works overalls, which she had washed by hand for several years. Sadly she was given only 6 to 12 months to live.

Mrs H's claim for compensation ended up in the High Court.

The initial judge agreed with her husband's employer who claimed that due to her dramatically shorten life expectancy, her payout should be reduced because the portion of ‘loss of dependency’ on her husband would not be needed.

This decision was later overturned by the court of appeal which said Mrs H should not be denied this portion of her compensation.

Mrs H was awarded £705,00 which included £200,000 for ‘loss of dependency’ after her husband’s death.

If you or a loved one has developed cancer caused by exposure to asbestos at work, solicitors at Imperium Law can help you get compensation.

Why choose us to represent you?

  • We have a team of solicitors who are experts in industrial disease law.
  • We have over 30 years experience successfully winning claims.
  • We will work tirelessly on your behalf to prove your claim.
  • We are dedicated to winning you the compensation you deserve.
  • We always aim for the maximum payout possible.
  • Our services are 'No Win-No Fee' which is risk free for you.
  • You only pay us if we win you a payout.

If our solicitors establish you are entitled to make a claim for asbestosis compensation we will work on your behalf to obtain the evidence needed to prove your case.

To discuss your case call us free on 0800 633 5730.




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