Asbestos disease claim wins landmark pleural plaques compensation
03332005926
(local rate, even from a mobile)

Asbestos disease claim wins landmark pleural plaques compensation

Digby Brown’s asbestos disease lawyers recently won a landmark case on behalf of an electrician who was diagnosed with pleural plaques.

Asbestos exposure on ships

William Wales was diagnosed with Pleural Plaques, an asbestos related lung condition, while working as an electrician aboard ships between 1963 and 1973.

During his employment, William was required to work in close proximity to asbestos insulators applying asbestos based insulation onto pipes and boilers throughout the ships. The insulators used a product commonly known as “monkey dung” which was an asbestos based powder mixed with water into a paste and applied.

As part of the insulators, they also cut and fixed asbestos sheeting. These operations resulted in considerable amounts of asbestos fibres gathering in the air and on surfaces of the ship. As a result, William inhaled large quantities of asbestos dust and asbestos particles.

His employer failed to safeguard William against asbestos exposure by providing masks or protective clothing for example and no warning were given about the dangers of asbestos inhalation.

Pleural Plaques Compensation Claim

William now has an increased risk of developing asbestosis, asbestos related lung cancer, diffuse pleural thickening and mesothelioma – a life threatening cancer.

William came to Digby Brown’s specialist asbestos solicitors and we secured William £8,500 in compensation. This is more than twice the amount usually awarded to victims of asbestos related conditions.  

Other legal firms and some insurance companies use a framework agreement to asses how much compensation individuals are entitled to. However, our asbestos lawyers argued that the rightful amount of compensation should be based on the impact an asbestos-related condition has on an individuals’ health and the anxiety and distress it causes them as a result.

This pleural plaques claim was the first of its kind to be heard in Scotland since 2009 and the decision could help people throughout the West of Scotland access fair and proper compensation after being exposed to asbestos through their work.

William Wales was exposed to asbestos simply be going to work.  Sadly, many others are in similar positions.

Frameworks dismantled

Read more about landmark decisions representing a new approach to assessing damages for pleural plaques in Scotland.

Contact Digby Brown's Asbestos Disease Lawyers

Digby Brown’s asbestos lawyers are independent, treat every case individually and will do everything we can to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.

If you would like to speak to us, contact us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our short enquiry form and someone will be in touch.



based on 1439 reviews
previous
  • First class service.
    Jimmy Ritchie - 11 Mar 2019
  • Excellent, professional and trustworthy reliable service. Constantly kept us up to date with proceedings,...
    ICEPOL - 08 Mar 2019
  • My case for compensation, after being knocked down by a car on a pavement, has been very successfully...
    Lorna - 08 Mar 2019
  • I used Digby Brown after I had an accident at work and am delighted with the way the case was handled...
    evelyn - 06 Mar 2019
  • I have used Digby brown twice now and i cannot fault them,I totally recommend them 100%.
    Melissa Holbrook - 04 Mar 2019
  • Cannot fault the service - would highly recommend.
    Joan - 03 Mar 2019
  • I was unsure at first whether to make a personal injury claim after having laser treatment which went...
    Emma - 28 Feb 2019
  • Digby Brown’s service was brilliant right from the beginning, always keeping me updated by sending...
    Rebecca - 28 Feb 2019
  • Outstanding service from start to finish and I come away with much more than expected thanks to the...
    Stephanie - 28 Feb 2019
  • Only took 1 phone call and they had sorted everything out for me well recommended and always kept me...
    Alan - 28 Feb 2019
  • I contacted Digby Brown due to an accident at a holiday park that was clearly due to negligence on their...
    Hazel - 28 Feb 2019
  • I used Digby Brown and found the expierance stress free.I was kept well informed at all stages for my...
    michael keenan - 27 Feb 2019
  • Professional but friendly. Helpful and insightful. Kept us up to date with what was happening. I\'d be...
    Elaine McCann - 27 Feb 2019
  • Louise was fantastic, extremely helpful, friendly and professional! Thank you!
    Karen - 27 Feb 2019
  • Did a great job
    Catherine - 27 Feb 2019
  • I had a accident last year and called Digby Brown Solicitors. They were Professional, Reliable, and very...
    Lesley - 27 Feb 2019
  • I was worried the experience would be daunting but the solicitor Chris Stewart and Alison Shaw we’re...
    Mrs Gray - 27 Feb 2019
  • Very helpful and knowledgeable staff from start to conclusion. Totally thorough and professional service.
    Mrs Rose Hewit - 27 Feb 2019
  • Excellent service from digby brown, Gail handled the claim professionally and I was always kept up to...
    Laura - 15 Feb 2019
  • I would highly recommend Digby Brown especially Lynne Kerr who dealt with my case always keeping me informed...
    Helen Johnston - 14 Feb 2019
next