Roger Harris Receives Record Breaking Compensation for Pleural Plaques

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Digby Brown’s Asbestos Disease Solicitors recently secured another significant compensation settlement on behalf of a worker, Roger Harris, who was diagnosed with pleural plaques after being exposed to asbestos through his work.

How was Roger exposed to asbestos at work?

Mr Harris sought compensation after developing pleural plaques as a result of being exposed to asbestos dust and fibres whilst working as a boiler maker with the Ministry of Defence between 1961 and 1977.

“I used to work in the dock yard in the Navy alongside my uncle. He died in 2010 of asbestosis but before he died, he advised me to go to the doctors to get myself checked out.”

“After being diagnosed with pleural plaques I decided to get in touch about making a claim and I was passed through to Digby Brown solicitors as they deal with Scottish Law.”

Pleural plaques compensation significantly more

Roger Harris was awarded over £15,000 full and final settlement of his claim for damages following a heading in the Court of Session. 

This is significantly more than the levels generally provided for in voluntary framework agreements currently used by some legal firms and insurers when assessing claims being made because of asbestos-related conditions.

How did Digby Brown’s Asbestos Disease Solicitors achieve record breaking compensation?

Digby Brown successfully argued that the level of compensation awarded should properly reflect the impact on his health and the anxiety and distress that being diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition causes individuals.

At Digby Brown, we understand the impact that being diagnosed with an asbestos - related condition can have on individuals and their families. We treat every case individually and will do everything we can to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.

Legal Advice That Matters

Digby Brown are leading the way in making sure people affected by asbestos get full and fair compensation.

Roger Harris was exposed to asbestos simply by going to work. We know that, sadly, many others are in similar positions. We will use our legal knowledge and expertise to get individuals the outcome they are entitled to.

“Digby Brown were excellent; I was really worried about having to go to court but in the end I never needed to. I couldn’t fault them at all.”

Further reading

Roger Harris v Advocate General was an important case which could help increase the compensation available to victims of asbestos-related conditions throughout Scotland.