Please see the below and advise me. Is there a chance of getting compensation due to the number of years? The fact is that I didnt know about the fact that I had asbestosis until recently.
The Unilever Personnel Manager Unilever House
100 Victoria Embankment
London EC4Y 0DY
I worked for Unilever Engineering Division and Unilever Research from 1968 to 1984.
In 1973 whilst working for Engineering Division I was asked to go along with my immediate manager Ian Ross to a Macfisheries retail store in Westminster off Victoria Road London SW1 to inspect one of their freezers.
When we got there three of us went up to the loft and I was asked to climb down a ladder to get to the freezer. As I was standing there, suddenly a mass of Asbestos fell on top of me and covered me fully. This Asbestos was stored above the freezer
I had not at the time realised the seriousness of my situation.
However X-Ray plates have recently shown that I have a stain on my lungs caused by Asbestos. I suffer from serious coughing which I could not explain. Furthermore I understand that this stain on my lungs can have more serious consequences on my life.
That incident was the only exposure that I ever had to Asbestos.
I would like to meet you and discuss the possibility of compensation. The reason that I write to you directly instead of through a solicitor is because I have faith in the Unilever ethics and moral codes towards the welfare of its staff and I prefer to resolve this problem directly rather than through the courts.