It was therefore fortunate that he found Dedicated Accident Solicitors, who were more than happy to help my husband by taking on his case.
My late husband had worked for British Rail all of his life. During the 1950s, he was based at the Derby Locomotive Works, and it was mainly during his apprenticeship here as an engineer that he came into contact with asbestos. He used to be required to take loose blue asbestos from tins and pack it into moulds, a job that was called “gland packing”. He also worked in close proximity to other workers who would strip and replace asbestos lagging from the boilers of steam engines.
During his retirement – about sixty years after he had first started working with British Rail – my husband was told that he had a problem with his lungs called pleural thickening. Breathing in asbestos fibres all those years earlier had caused this condition. The news came as a terrible shock to him as he had never imagined that he could fall ill as a result of his work back in the 1950s.
My husband’s case was not straightforward because there was a possibility that the claim might have expired before Dedicated Accident Solicitors even became involved. There were also some difficulties in proving that my late husband’s condition had been caused by his contact with asbestos. Both my late husband and I were extremely pleased with the way in which Dedicated Accident Solicitors overcame these problems to win him almost £27,000 in compensation. I have no hesitation in recommending them; John Das was very knowledgeable, helpful, and professional, and we received a first-rate service for which we were very appreciative.