Man launches compensation claim against employer

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Posted 21/08/2011

A man who has developed an asbestos-related illness has launched a claim for £100,000 in compensation from his former employer.

Bruce Cooper is taking action against Hanson Support Services, formerly known as Edward Hanson, due to the pleural thickening and folded lung he now suffers from.

According to the Goole Courier, Mr Cooper is claiming the disease, which he fears may develop into cancer in the future, is caused by working as a labourer in the 1960s and 1970s on a wrecking and salvage project at Scunthorpe Steelworks.

He alleges he was exposed to asbestos at the site while working on the nearby lagging.

Mr Cooper is expected to suffer from increased breathlessness as a result of his condition, as well as requiring help with day-to-day activities, while he believes he could develop asbestosis as a result of what he deems to be negligence from his ex-employer.

The Health and Safety Executive claims asbestos – dubbed the “hidden killer” is to blame for as many as 38 deaths every week.

If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of an accident at work, the personal injury team at Ashtons Legal will be happy to advise you on whether you have a claim.


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