Widow finally wins asbestos compensation

A woman from Ashton under Lyne has won GBP 60,000 compensation after a seven year legal battle following the death of her husband from exposure to asbestos.

Dorothy Hughes’ husband of 46 years Frederick died from mesothelioma in 2001 after being exposed to asbestos working for engineering firm Vernon & Roberts in the 1960s, the Manchester Evening News reports.

According to the news provider, the case was originally settled four years ago but had to start a new legal fight to force someone to honour the decision after the engineering firm’s insurance company went bust.

She told reporters: “No amount of money will make up for losing my husband. This case should never have taken as long as it has, people should have accepted their responsibilities sooner.”

Manchester solicitor Pauline Chandler, from Pannone LLP, secured a payout from the former directors who took a share of Vernon & Roberts’ assets when it shut down.

Last month, Swansea-based firm Vale Inco Europe was fined GBP 12,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 28,000 for not carrying out an interior asbestos survey on its site.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19340843-ADNFCR

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