Posted: July 7th, 2011
A joiner from Leeds, South Yorkshire, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer after working with asbestos in the 1990s, has won his battle to secure mesothelioma injury compensation against his former employers.
Stephen Adkin, aged 54 of Kippax, Leeds, was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in May 2010 after years of being exposed to fatal asbestos dust while working for Leeds company Nova Display Ltd. His duties while working for the company involved the removal of asbestos floor and ceiling tiles from local shoe shops and, he also claimed in his action against his employers, he was present in the company´s factory when repairs where being made to their corrugated asbestos roof
Stephen had been employed by the company from 1996 until his diagnosis last year, but his terminal condition has meant that he is no longer able to work, perform tasks around his home or play with his grandchildren. After seeking legal counsel, Stephen claimed mesothelioma injury compensation against Nova Display Ltd.
The case was due to be heard before Judge Shaun Spencer QC at London´s High Court last week, but at the last minute the judge heard that an out of court mesothelioma injury compensation settlement had been reached. Insurer´s for Stephen´s former employers have agreed to pay a total of 372,000 pounds – a sum which Judge Shaun Spencer QC described as “a satisfactory outcome”.cribed as “a satisfactory outcome”.