Mr T, Blacksmith and Labourer

Posted: 10th Apr 17 1:57 PM

Mr T had worked as a blacksmith and general labourer for the National Coal Board as well as for 3 other employers in or around the North East of England. He worked on steam engines carrying coal and fitting the fireboxes. Mr T developed mesothelioma in December 2011 and came to us in January 2012. The claim was heavily defended by the NCB throughout. We were able to trace some of his work colleagues who could confirm his exposure to asbestos. As a result we were able to negotiate with the Defendants for an interim payment in the sum of £50,000 and a final settlement in the sum of £160,000 in November 2012 without the need to issue court proceedings.