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Lambourn Man Settles Claim with Telephone Companies After Exposure to Asbestos

A Lambourn man has received £44,500 in compensation from two Bristol companies after being exposed to asbestos during employment as a telephone engineer.

Graham Lillington worked for Standard Telephones and Cables, Bristol between 1958-1961 and Telephone Rentals, Bristol between 1961- 1981. He brought the case after developing asbestosis four years ago.

The settlement was reached out of court with both companies agreeing to pay all legal costs.

Mr Lillington’s solicitor, Brigitte Chandler, a leading industrial disease lawyer and partner with Swindon law firm, Charles Lucas & Marshall, who has represented many hundreds of workers over the last 30 years, says Mr Lillington’s case shows how long it can take for asbestos disease to develop.

“The companies accepted liability and offered a settlement of £44,500 by way of provisional damages,” said Brigitte Chandler. “We also won the right to return for further damages if Mr Lillington’s condition worsens or he should develop cancer.”

Mr Lillington’s role included him laying cables and installing equipment.  While working at Bristol University he was laying pipes in ducts where there were hot water pipes lagged with asbestos.  He also worked at Oxford University, again laying cables along walls and working in ducts where there was pipe work lagged with asbestos.  He also worked at Bristol GeneralHospital where lagging was being ripped off pipe work and boilers.

“In later years Mr Lillington worked for other companies where he was not exposed to asbestos,” said Brigitte Chandler.  “He started developing problems in 2010 and was advised by his doctor that he had asbestosis and he now suffers from breathlessness and coughing.”

For further information contact Brigitte Chandler on 01793 511055 or brigitte.chandler@clmlaw.co.uk

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