close [X]

Call back for new
personal injury claims only

Leave your details to request a call back.

* Required fields

Yes No further information     

You are in: Home Page | Personal Injury | Asbestos Related Illnesses | Asbestos Disease News | Asbestos Disease News 2009

Asbestos Disease News July to December 2009

Thompsons has established its reputation as a leading firm of solicitors by aggressively pursuing claims against employers and insurance companies for clients who suffer from asbestos related illnesses. We have teams of specialist solicitors / lawyers based regionally across the country who deal exclusively with personal injury claims involving asbestos exposure and they are experts in their field, dealing with claims for all types of asbestos related diseases including pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. We frequently publish news stories about asbestos compensation claims we have dealt with and interesting cases and articles published in the press and you will find links to a selection of these below:

Links to press releases for other periods can be found on the main Asbestos Disease News page.


22nd December 2009

Widow’s search for husband’s former colleagues

The widow of a Kent man who believes he was exposed to asbestos while working at a cable firm is calling for his former work colleagues to come forward.


16th December 2009

Widow receives £100,000 compensation for husband’s death

The widow of a steel worker has received £100,000 compensation after he died from mesothelioma.


14th December 2009

Young mother’s family searches for asbestos witnesses

The family of a young mother who died from asbestos related disease mesothelioma is searching for more information about where she was exposed to the deadly dust.


9th December 2009

Widow receives £107,000 for husband’s death

The widow of an engineer has received £107,000 compensation after he died from mesothelioma.


8th December 2009

Tate & Lyle compensate worker with asbestos disease

A sugar factory worker has received £12,000 in provisional settlement of a compensation claim for asbestos related disease.


4th December 2009

Family receives compensation for plumber’s death from mesothelioma

The father of one from Barrow in Furness died just 17 days after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. Following his death a post mortem revealed he suffered from mesothelioma, the cancer of the lining of the lungs.


25th November 2009

Asbestos sufferers and families invited to support group

The Dave Willcocks Asbestos Victims Support Group based in Crewe is inviting those who suffer from asbestos related disease and their families across Stoke, Staffordshire and South Cheshire area to attend the meeting at the Macmillan Centre in Leighton Hospital, Crewe.


17th November 2009

Mesothelioma sufferer receives £115,000 compensation

Kenneth Abrey, 71, from Hampton in Middlesex was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lung lining, in January 2007.


13th November 2009

Family receives compensation for asbestos disease from T&N Trust

The family of a grandmother who died from an asbestos related disease has received compensation from a Trust fund set up by her former employers


2nd November 2009

Mesothelioma sufferer receives £160,000 in compensation

A joiner who was exposed to asbestos while working in the building trade has received £160,000 compensation after being diagnosed with cancer.


2nd November 2009

Thompsons' Asbestos News Winter 2009

In this issue: Law change ensures asbestos victims' claims honoured, Casual work in Australia leads to asbestos exposure, Recent mesothelioma cases, Asbestos Support West Midlands Fundraising and Compensation information


20th October 2009

Search for cigarette worker’s colleagues

The family of a Tyneside man who believe he was exposed to asbestos while working at a cigarette factory in Newcastle are calling for his former work colleagues to come forward.


13th October 2009

Widower receives £100,000 for wife’s death from asbestos

A Leeds widower has received £100,000 in compensation after his wife died from an asbestos related disease.


8th October 2009

School cleaner’s family compensated for asbestos related disease

The family of a school cleaner who died from an asbestos related cancer has received £110,000 in compensation


5th October 2009

Delivery driver’s successful asbestosis claim

A former delivery driver has received £17,500 in compensation after he was diagnosed with asbestosis.


30th September 2009

T&N pensioner receives compensation

A Bolton pensioner is among the first to receive compensation from the Turner & Newall (T&N) asbestos Trust following a change in the law to help asbestos victims


22nd September 2009

Asbestos victim’s fight for justice

A North East asbestos victim has backed the trade unions in their campaign for the right to compensation for thousands of pleural plaques sufferers.


18th September 2009

Lung cancer widow tells of plaques fear

The widow of a Unite member who was diagnosed with pleural plaques and went on to develop asbestos related lung cancer has received £200,000 in compensation from her husband’s former employers.


10th September 2009

Compensation secured for asbestosis sufferer

Thompsons Solicitors has been successful in obtaining compensation for a client with asbestos related disease despite many of his former employers no longer trading and their insurers being untraced


3rd September 2009

Mesothelioma compensation allows sufferer to pursue alternative treatments

Thompsons Solicitors has been successful in finalising a compensation claim for a mesothelioma sufferer in just five months.


27th August 2009

Confectioner’s search for witnesses

The family of a confectioner have renewed their appeal for information from her former work colleagues after she died from an asbestos-related disease.


24th August 2009

Family’s search for information on Tower Brewery

The family of a former brewery worker who died after being diagnosed with an asbestos related disease has renewed its call for help from his former colleagues.


21st August 2009

Mesothelioma caused by exposure to father’s work overalls

A widower whose wife died from an asbestos related cancer from contact with dust on her father’s overalls has received a substantial sum in compensation


20th August 2009

Family’s search for boiler fitter’s former workmates

John Albrow, 78, from Milton Keynes, died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related lung cancer, in January 2009.


6th August 2009

Mesothelioma sufferer warns of dangers of asbestos

A plasterer who has just months to live has received a substantial sum in compensation just ten months after he developed asbestos related cancer.


31st July 2009

Widower compensated for double tragedy

A widower who saw his wife die from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, has received compensation from his former employers after he was also diagnosed with an asbestos related disease


30th July 2009

Nuclear worker compensated for mesothelioma

A former nuclear power plant worker who has been told he has just months to live has received £177,000 in compensation after he was diagnosed with an asbestos related disease.


29th July 2009

Unison backs warning by family of asbestos death joiner

The family of a joiner, who died from mesothelioma before he could benefit from his compensation, have warned employers that the deaths will continue unless workers are made aware of and protected against the risks.


22nd July 2009

Retired policeman’s widow receives compensation for asbestos death

The widow of a former policeman has received a substantial sum in compensation after he died from an asbestos related disease.


21st July 2009

Cautious welcome for asbestos claims announcement

Government plans to examine the process for tracking and tracing the former employers and insurers of the victims of asbestos-related disease are welcome if they lead to the setting up of an Employer’s Liability Insurance Bureau (ELIB)


20th July 2009

£175,000 for plumber with terminal asbestos disease

A hospital plumber, who has been told he has only months to live after developing mesothelioma, has received £175,000 in compensation, with the help of UNISON.


17th July 2009

Bid to trace co-workers of tragic victim of asbestos

The son of a cancer victim is urging his former work colleagues to come forward with information about his exposure to asbestos.


14th July 2009

Compensation for bricklayer's widow

The widow of a bricklayer who sadly died from an asbestos related disease has received £135,000 in compensation.


7th July 2009

Asbestos danger in river and canal boats

Thompsons Solicitors is highlighting the hidden danger of asbestos for the thousands of people who live in boats across the UK.


6th July 2009

Tailor’s family receives compensation

The family of a former tailor has received more than £162,000 in compensation after he died from industrial disease mesothelioma.


1st July 2009

Electrician’s widow receives £290,000 damages

The widow of an electrician has received £290,000 compensation after her husband died from asbestos related cancer mesothelioma.


Contact us about your accident or injury
Call us for free on 0800 0 224 224 Call us from your mobile on 0330 123 123 0 (charged at local number and free when covered by inclusive minutes) Request a call back Text CLAIM to 82010 (standard network rates apply)