Mr R, Mineworker

Posted: 10th Apr 17 1:56 PM

Mr R was a retired mineworker from Nottingham who developed mesothelioma as a result of his work with the NCB at Mansfield Colliery whilst working with asbestos brake linings and brake shoes. The case was strenuously defended by the NCB who argued that the date of the claimant’s exposure was at a time prior to when the NCB knew or should have known that asbestos could be dangerous to a person’s health and therefore that they were not at fault. Consultant forensic engineering evidence was obtained by both parties and due to the claimant’s deteriorating condition video evidence was obtained from the Claimant. The case was issued in the Royal Courts of Justice, London and came before the court on a number of occasions prior to the listed trial. The case was listed for trial before a specialist category A judge the issues in the case being of public importance. The case settled 1 day before it was due to be heard in the RCJ for a sum in excess of £200,000.