Mr A, Painter and Decorator

Posted: 10th Apr 17 2:10 PM

Mr A was diagnosed with pleural thickening in February 2013. He contracted this asbestos related illness following his 25-year long employment at HM Dockyard Devonport.

The dockyard where Mr A worked was a huge complex containing many factory type buildings. Most of his working time was spent painting and decorating inside these factories which would inevitably involve painting the surfaces of asbestos lagged pipe work. Before the pipe work could be worked on Mr A would use a wire brush to prepare the surface of the asbestos lagged pipes ready for painting. As a result Mr A was exposed to asbestos dust.

The claim was settled on a provisional basis to the sum of £20,000. By settling on this basis the claimant will be entitled to return to Court for further compensation should his condition deteriorate or should he develop a more serious asbestos condition.