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Industrial Disease » Hearing Loss Compensation for Fitter
A man from Grimsby has won compensation of £4,000 after his hearing was damaged by exposure to excessive noise in the workplace.From 1979 until 2005, the man was employed as a maintenance fitter by a company which manufactured pigments. During this time he was exposed to high levels of noise f...
Industrial Disease » Retired Suffolk truck driver died because of industrial disease
A Suffolk man who used to work as a truck driver died because of asbestos exposure during his working life, an inquest has heard.Roland Ray, who was 76-years-old, died in June this year. He was admitted to hospital four days earlier, moving into the intensive care unit the day before he died.The inq...
Industrial Disease » Retired Plumber died as a result of asbestos exposure
A retired plumber from Suffolk died due to being exposed to asbestos during his working life, an inquest heard yesterday (6th August).74-year-old Edward Matthews died last November after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Mr Matthews was admitted to hospital after suffering with chest pain and a shor...
Industrial Disease » Playground Asbestos Exposure Claim Dismissed
In a stark illustration of the difficulties faced in establishing liability in asbestos cases so many years after an alleged causative event, a middle-aged woman who was said to have contracted mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in a primary school playground when she was aged 10 has had her c...
Industrial Disease » 'Missing' Employers - Compensation For Mesothelioma Sufferers on the Way
Mesothelioma sufferers who cannot trace their former employers or employers' insurers will be able to claim compensation once a new Bill has been enacted.The Mesothelioma Bill will create a compensation fund to be financed by employers' liability insurers and will come to the aid of those diagnosed ...
Industrial Disease » Noise-induced hearing loss victim receives compensation with help of Mercury Legal
An elderly man from Swansea has received a significant amount in compensation after suffering noise-induced hearing loss from his former employer.Mr A, who used to work as a heatweigher, began a claim with Mercury Legal after suffering problems with his hearing, so much so that he needed a hearing a...
Industrial Disease » Shop Worker Death Leads to Settlement
The husband of a former Woolworths employee who died of an asbestos-related disease in 2010 has won compensation from the defunct retailer's insurers.Betty Westhead had worked at the Woolworths shop in Durham for 35 years, until 1982, and it was alleged that she was exposed to asbestos during this p...
Industrial Disease » Worcestershire Woman dies from Industrial Disease
A woman has died from asbestos exposure, an inquest heard. Linda McGuirk, aged 62 and from Hollywood, died in her home on 8th January. Mrs McGuirk was exposed to asbestos during her working life and developed mesothelioma. Her health deteriorated dramatically and the medical cause of death was gi...

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