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Asbestos Claim Success for former Pleural Plaques Victim

Corries Solicitors Ltd have settled an asbestos claim for a former Tar Distiller employee who was diagnosed with the asbestos condition, Pleural Thickening.

The Case

Our client, Mr S, first approached Corries in 2008. At that time he had pleural plaques for which there is no compensation.

In 2013, Mr S returned to us as he felt his health had got worse. We had to carefully investigate this as he had other health problems. We were able to prove that the asbestos pleural plaques had changed over the years into pleural thickening. It was necessary for us to show that this thickening was playing a part in his day to day disability. We formed the view that a claim for compensation could now be made.

We picked up the investigations we had made in 2008. These established that he had been exposed to asbestos whilst working on boilers and handling or working in the close vicinity of disturbed asbestos lagging for the defendant.

With robust evidence from Mr S, along with well researched medical evidence, we were able to show the changes over the years.  This case now met the criteria for a compensation claim.

Corries managed to secure Mr S a five figure settlement.


Charlie Bradley picks up the story.

“Pleural thickening is one of a number of conditions that can develop following exposure to asbestos. It can cause breathing disabilities for the victim. In the majority of cases pleural plaques do not develop into a more serious condition. Unfortunately in Mr S’s case his condition did develop and his life was affected by it.

Mr S was delighted with his settlement figure and the conduct of Corries throughout the course of his claim.  He was particularly pleased with our personable approach. We visited him at home and clearly explained the evidence we needed and what was involved in securing his compensation”

If you or a member of your family has been affected by asbestos disease please contact our Specialist Asbestos Compensation team on (0800) 083 7839

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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