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Asbestos Claim – Corries help determined widow secure compensation

Asbestos claim specialists Corries Solicitors have won compensation for mesothelioma where an insurer denied it provided insurance cover.

The Background

Our client, Mr C, worked as an electrician. He worked on the tools from 1964 to 1979 and was exposed to asbestos in rewiring work. He was diagnosed in September 2015 and died in February 2016.

His employers dissolved in 2002. The usual insurance searches all came back negative.  The claim prospects at common law looked bleak.

However, Mr C’s widow traced the insurance agent who handled the insurance arrangements for the dissolved company. She tracked him down and Corries took statements from him about his involvement with the employer. He confirmed that he placed insurance through what was then the Yorkshire Insurance Company.  This company was taken over by Aviva and the claim was presented to them.

Despite significant arguments the case was settled in excess of 80% of its true value.

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The asbestos claim was made under an old policy


Howard Bonnett, Director commented

“ It is very easy to cherry pick and report the cases that our skills help to win. In this case however my client was very determined and found the insurance agent. She helped us prove that he placed employers liability insurance for the company. Armed with this evidence I was in a much stronger position to negotiate the case. We were able to bring the case to a case on good terms.

 Mrs C is absolutely delighted with the result. She and I have been particularly pleased that together we have fought and won this claim.

This case shows that making a claim for compensation is a team effort. Whilst we bring our specialist skills to a claim the input of a determined and helpful Claimant can be invaluable”

If you or a family member of been affected by asbestos disease in the last three years then call our Freephone number 0800 083 7839 to see if we can help you



Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”


£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”


£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”


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