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Hairdresser Asbestos Cancer Claim Success

Corries Solicitors Ltd have won compensation for a retired hairdresser who has the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma.

Hairdresser Asbestos Cancer Claim – The Background

Our client, Mrs J suffered with pleurisy in 2012. Her symptoms continued with shoulder and arm pain.  This led to a diagnosis in 2013 of the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma.

Her husband contacted local support agencies. They were not sure what benefits or claim she could make.

Mrs J had worked as a hairdresser. We could not trace any insurance for her previous employers.

Our client told us that she had worked in a busy hairdresser salon. A row of six hairdryers was used throughout the day and were also used to warm the salon. A hot draft with dust particles was given off during the course of the day.

We made enquiries and established that this exposure to asbestos must have caused the mesothelioma

asbestos hairdresser
Hairdryers had asbestos in them

What we did

The claim was lodged under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. The claims handler swiftly dealt with the matter and our client has received a six-figure settlement.

Corries’ Solicitor Charlie Bradley, who handled the claim commented on the result

“We had to make investigations to get to the bottom of what had caused my clients asbestos disease. This was a heart wrenching but necessary process.

These investigations led us to the only logical conclusion was that she must have been exposed to asbestos from those in the hairdryers. There have been other similar cases before reported in the media but no reported court cases which could help us..

This case unfortunately highlights the sadly increasing number of asbestos mesothelioma female victims. What was once thought of as a man’s disease is now starting to affect both men and women progressively more evenly. I am seeing an increasing number of female victims of this terrible scourge”

If you or a family member have been affected by asbestos disease then please contact Corries Specialist Asbestos Team on (0800) 083 7839 for free and confidential advice



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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