Asons Warn of Asbestos Threat After Former Engineer Receives Mesothelioma Compensation

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According to Worcester News, a former engineer from Worcester has received a significant compensation after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The condition is a rare form of lung cancer, mostly caused by asbestos exposure. (1)

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I remembered spending five years working with the asbestos boards. I wasn’t given any protective equipment and nobody warned me that years later it would affect my health the way it has.

The man, 73, was employed by a Worcester based domestic heating and hot water products manufacturer, for almost thirty years. During his career, he spent five years working within an environment contaminated by asbestos dust. The lack of adequate protection eventually led to a diagnosis of rare lung cancer. (1)

Back in the 1970s, the engineer was responsible for the assembling of wall-mounted boilers, a task which unfortunately included handling sheets of asbestos on a daily basis.

The married father-of-two began to display symptoms of poor health only last year and was diagnosed with mesothelioma – an incurable cancer which affects the lining of the lungs.

Questioned about the harmful experience, the claimant said:

"I worked for the firm for almost thirty years so when I was diagnosed with mesothelioma I knew that I’d been exposed to the stuff during my career there.

"When I thought back over my work history I remembered spending five years working with the asbestos boards. I wasn’t given any protective equipment and nobody warned me that years later it would affect my health the way it has.

"I worked hard for many years to ensure financial security for my wife and family and to be diagnosed with cancer as a result of my job is a bitter blow. It was very important to me to claim compensation, not for me but for my wife. I had to make sure she would be cared for in the future." (1)

Commenting on the news, Tom Fairclough, Executive at Asons Solicitors, said that:

“According to Worcester News’ article, it is alleged that the employer neither provided adequate protection nor warned about the dangers of asbestos exposure. I strongly feel that no person should suffer because of the effects of their profession and the families should be fully compensated as a result. Those who have been experiencing the same working conditions or have been suffering from lung cancer after years spent in an asbestos-contaminated working environment should not hesitate to make asbestos claims.”

Asons Solicitors have a dedicated team of industrial disease specialists dealing with cases of asbestos related diseases, giving people legal advice, particularly in the area of mesothelioma claims. Exposure to asbestos can be deadly, and Asons urge anyone who feels they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres to consult their GP immediately for a consultation and contact an industrial disease specialist for legal representation.

Asons Solicitors suggest that if someone would like to learn more about the mesohelioma compensation process, or if they would like to better understand the condition, that information is available at, or via an expert helpline on 01204 521 133

(1)    Worcester News. Cancer sufferer is given compensation for illness (14/06/2013)

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About Asons Solicitors:
Asons Solicitors is a Bolton-based law practice that specialises in personal injury and industrial disease claims. Founded by brothers Imran Akram and Kamran Akram, Asons Solicitors has developed to become a young and dynamic law firm that delivers practical solutions to clients in times of difficulty. Their continued focus on their staff has seen them awarded with the Investors in People “Gold Award”; which is reflected in the professional and personable approach they take in working with clients. They strive to grow and to develop, and their supportiveness and attention to detail ensures that their clients use them time and again.

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