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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Does she have any reasons to believe she may also have been affected, like any symptoms?
Many thanks for your assistance, No she dose not have any symptoms
Thanks very much for your patience. There have been many claims arising from such circumstances and there are even lawyers that specialise in pursuing claims arising from asbestosis or that have resulted in mesothelioma. Whilst many employers have been found guilty of negligence and breach of health and safety regulations, before a successful claim can be made the employee would need to show that they have either suffered losses or been injured as a result. So as an example, your wife’s colleague could have certainly made a claim for personal injury after she was diagnosed with the condition. Even after her death, her family could have made a claim on her behalf to pursue the employer.
However, at this stage your wife would not really be able to do anything. Until she knows that she has suffered some damage there is nothing to pursue the employer for. If she eventually gets diagnosed with any condition which can be attributed to the premises she was working in (hopefully that would never happen) then she would have a case to take further with the employer as she would be able to claim under personal injury laws. Until then, with no injuries suffered or any losses attributable to their actions, she cannot really start any claim or seek compensation.
Many Thanks for your help. but the fact that her employer put these staff in a place of danger to work in is ok? this District Council have obviously covered up their own investigation until the Deputy Coroner uncovered the truth, just dose not seem right.
Hello, it is not ok that they put their employees in danger but in terms of compensation a person cannot claim if they have not suffered injury or a loss - you cannot make a claim to 'penalise' the employer for exposing you at risk if no injury or losses have been suffered. That is why a claim would only exist once it is confirmed this has actually occurred
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