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Asbestos Mesothelioma Family Claim win

Corries Solicitors Ltd have helped win compensation for the family of the victim of the deadly asbestos cancer Mesothelioma.

The Issues

Our client Mr K, is the brother and executor of his brothers estate. His late brother was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2012. He died from the condition in March 2014.

Our firm was not approached until a year after the victim died.  During his lifetime the late Mr K had given careful thought to where he had been exposed to asbestos. He made claims for various benefits. In those claims he set out details of his exposure to asbestos. He was exposed whilst working in a laboratory for a chemical company in Manchester.  He described asbestos exposure from mats fraying and other heat processes.

What we did

Asbestos victims are often surprised by their diagnosis

We traced the insurers for his previous employers. Corries staff took statements from his family about the discussions he had in life about his asbestos exposure.

We then lodged the claim with the evidence. We also gathered information about his various losses and other expenses.

The case was discussed and settled in a settlement meeting with the defendants insurers agent.

Howard Bonnett, Director and Manager of Corries Asbestos Specialist Team commented

“This was an interesting claim brought by a family member.

Of particular concern was the perceived low exposure to asbestos which comes from laboratory work. However were we were able to set out  clearly the exposure information in lifetime. We persuaded the defendants to meet us and settle the claim.

This case sets out how important it is for someone with asbestos disease to talk to their family about it. They should let them know about exposure. As the late Mr K could not help us with his claim it fell to his family to stand in his shoes. They did so remarkably well.

He is greatly missed and the compensation claim is something they have secured in his memory and with his blessing

All too often families think that because someone has died before making then the claim dies with them. This is not always the case.

If you or a family member of been affected by asbestos disease feel that there may be potential claim to investigate then contact Corries Specialist Asbestos 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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