Mr G worked as a Caulker at Port Admiral Naval Base, Portsmouth where he was exposed to asbestos whilst working on board ships. His apprenticeship took place during the second world war but he still served his country on active service from 1945-1946 (aged 23 years old). On his return to the naval base he was again exposed to asbestos working on many naval ships including the HMS Victorious.
Mr G suffered from asbestosis along with other health conditions before he sadly passed away in January 2009. Initially the Defendant wanted more evidence before they would agree the extent of disability the asbestosis caused and whether or not it contributed to Mr G’s tragic death.
In this case we obtained an interim payment for the family until the dispute over medical evidence was resolved.
This was a payment of the part of the compensation that the Defendant agrees they were liable for. Interim payments are designed to give the Claimant the benefit of receiving their compensation as soon as possible.
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