BridgeMcFarlandSolicitors

Personal
Legal Services
More Information
Bridge McFarland can offer you practical, uncomplicated advice, support & guidance when you need it most. Whether it be an employment dispute, family advice, an accident or negligence, life planning or moving house, let us help you.
Business
Legal Services
More Information
Our commercial team in Lincoln, Hull, Market Rasen and Grimsby prides itself on its sound business sense, commercial insight, local knowledge and first class understanding of the relevant legal disciplines ranging from employment law, business contracts, dispute resolution to agriculture and property development. From company formation to sale, succession, dissolution or dispute resolution, you can trust our team to deliver first class service and results.
Photograph of Chris Green
Chris Green
Senior Solicitor
View Profile
Photograph of Janet Wilson
Janet Wilson
Senior Conveyancing Executive
View Profile
Photograph of Rob Ripley
Rob Ripley
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Lee Whiting
Lee Whiting
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Ian Sprakes
Ian Sprakes
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Leanne Keating
Leanne Keating
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Rob Ripley
Rob Ripley
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Chris Hubbard
Chris Hubbard
Partner
View Profile
Photograph of Patrick Purves
Patrick Purves
Consultant
View Profile
Home » Latest News » Bridge McFarland secure damages of £30,000 for family of Asbestos Stricken Second World War Worker

Bridge McFarland secure damages of £30,000 for family of Asbestos Stricken Second World War Worker

Bridge McFarland secure damages of £30,000 for family of Asbestos Stricken Second World War Worker

Bridge McFarland Solicitors have recently secured damages of £30,000 for the family of Kenneth Bradley who sadly passed away on 6th March 2012 after contracting mesothelioma as a result of his historical working conditions.

Mr Bradley worked in a shipyard in Hartlepool between 1940 and 1945 for a company which was long since closed down. During the course of his employment he regularly came into contact with asbestos which was used as heat insulation/lagging for pipes during the course of his work. This meant that he inhaled large quantities of airborne asbestos dust.

He was never provided with any breathing protection or warned of the dangers of working with asbestos despite industry knowledge and warnings from specialists of the time of the dangers of working with asbestos.

Mr Bradley later found work at Battersea Power Station in the late 1950’s as an engineer. During the course of this work je was regularly exposed to airborne asbestos dust as a result of maintaining and repairing boilers. It was well known that asbestos was heavily utilised at Battersea Power Station as a method of insulation. It is likely that Mr Bradley was also exposed to asbestos as a result of other workers who would strip away asbestos in his workspace.

Again he was not provided with any breathing protection or given any warnings of the dangers of working with asbestos.

Mr Bradley sadly contracted mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer often linked to historical asbestos exposures.

Bridge McFarland used their specialist knowledge of dealing with these types of claims and managed to trace insurers for each of the companies which meant that a viable claim could be put forward with the prospect of damages being paid by the insurance companies.

Expert evidence was obtained from liability and medical experts dealing with the likely levels of asbestos that Mr Bradley was exposed to during his work and also information about the condition which he sadly developed and how it affected his everyday life.

Proceedings were brought on behalf of Mr Bradley’s family and despite the claim being heavily defended until trial damages were agreed for the family on the morning of the trial in the sum of £30,000.

If you have been exposed to asbestos in the past and have recently been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition please get in touch with Leanne Keating or James Burrell on 01482 320 620 to see if we can assist and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

We can also arrange to attend inquests, we do not charge for this service.