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Overseas Asbestos Compensation Success

Howard Bonnett Corries Solicitors reports on a recent overseas Asbestos compensation claim victory.

Corries client, Mr H, was employed by the Ministry of Defence in a naval dockyard. He was exposed to asbestos during his work in the 1950s and 1960s.

From there he went to spend the rest of his life living abroad in various countries including Malta and Canada.

In his later years he started to suffer with illness. During 2014 his treating doctors found that he had asbestosis and had been suffering from that condition for some time.  This, combined with other illnesses, meant that he eventually ended up in a care home.  He died in June 2016.

Corries got his Canadian medical records. We used our panel of medical experts to produce a report. This confirmed that he had disability of about 80% of which 40% of this was due to his asbestos disease.

shutterstock_347398340We thoroughly investigated all matters relating to the value of the case. This included care home provision in Canada. We also calculated the care provided by his wife in the years leading up to that admission.

A schedule for compensation was prepared and the case was settled swiftly by the defendants.


Howard Bonnett commented

“ I believe that there are many British people abroad suffering with asbestos disease from their work in the UK. It was only by chance that my client was provided a copy of one of our adverts. We were then able to investigate the case.  This involved various technical difficulties. We had to separate out the problems due to the asbestos disease and those due to other health problems.

 I have to say that the defendants for the Ministry of Defence dealt with the claim very sensibly. At a time when defendants are generally being more robust with claims, this was a compensation settlement achieved reasonably quickly and fairly”.

At Corries we strive to try and do the best for our clients in these difficult circumstances. We aim to get the maximum compensation.

If you or any member of your family in the U.K or living abroad and suffer asbestos disease and worked in the UK then please 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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