Alfred was employed as a warehouse/general labourer working at Tate & Lyle's premises at the Plaistow Refinery from the age of 16. He subsequently worked at the Thames Refinery. There were extensive systems of pipework and vats at the refineries all lagged or insulated with asbestos. Alfred spent much of his time near the laggers whilst they were removing the asbestos, including sweeping up around them. he was not given a mask to protect him from the dust.
Alfred developed asbestosis and bilateral pleural plaques. The asbestosis was causing Alfred great difficulty with his breathing and he was unable to walk 100 yards at a normal pace or walk up stairs without difficulty and needing a rest. He was assessed as having a 60% respiratory disability. His condition quickly deteriorated towards the end of 2011 and Alfred became totally dependent on his wife Margaret.
The insurers for Tate & Lyle were unwilling to accept liability for the claim and therefore we had to issue court proceedings to resolve Alfred's claim. After proceedings had been brought in the High Court, the Defendant's made an offer to Alfred which he was happy to accept. The compensation provided some financial security to cover Alfred's care needs.
Mr and Mrs Walker said "we were able to call Dushal whenever we needed to regarding the case, and are very satisfied with the excellent service he provided".
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