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Asbestos: mesothelioma: recent compensation awards

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Recent asbestos compensation claims (to April 2013) (await 2014 update):

 

Occupation
Defendant name
Years exposure
Damages awarded
Fitter’s mate How Investment Limited (formerly 
Frogatt & Prior Limited
1954-6
1958-61
£98,007
Labourer/forklift truck operative BRB (Residuary) Limited 1976-87 £130,669
Carpenter John Laing Construction Limited,
John Laing plc
1961-69 £95,000
Electrician Granada Television Limited 1973-96 £135,408
Labourer Cementation Company Limited 1968-72 £87,750
Labourer/boiler cleaner National Grid plc 1957-65 £112,000
Merchant seaman Houlder Brothers & Co Limited
Furness Withy (Shipping) Limited
1970s-80s £3,250
Chemist Magnox Electric plc 1959-75 £12,500
Mechanical fitter/
apprentice 
mechanical fitter
National Grid plc 1955-71 £36,000
Docker C J King & Sons Limited 1970-79 £75,000
Carpenter/
joiner
Parnall & Sons Limited 1945-52
1954-91
£100,000
Shipwright Ministry of Defence 1963-69 £150,000
Heating and 
ventilation 
engineer
Haden Young Limited, 
G N Haden Limited, 
Haden Building Limited
1964-71 £200,787
Plant attendant/boiler operator CEGB, 
Magnox Electric
1969-76 £444,135
Merchant Navy 
Deck Officer
Stuntbrand Mail Steamship 
Company Limited (formerly 
Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Limited)
1950s £112,131
Merchant Navy 
Deck Officer
Stuntbrand Mail Steamship 
Company Limited (formerly 
Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Limited)
1952-62 £12,000
Lagger’s mate Cape Insulation Limited 1960-61 £155,607
Telephone engineer BT plc 1942-1988 £170,000
Telephone engineer BT plc 1956-1992 £130,000
Telephone engineer BT plc 1952-1983 £187,607
T.V. Producer Granada Television Limited 1968-88 £250,000
Plant attendant/ 
refractory brick 
layer
Datadeep Limited (formerly R B 
Hilton Limited)
1959-64 £195,942
Plant attendance/utility worker Rio Tinto Metals Limited (formerly 
National Smelting Company 
Limited)
1959-64 £59,000
Laundry worker Unilever Best Foods Limited 1964-1966 £66,000
Apprentice electrician Haden Young Limited (formerly 
Troughton & Young)
1956-59 £217,102
Foreman Simons of Lincoln Limited
Simons Development Limited
Simons Construction Limited
1962-64 
1968-79
£171,000
Lorry driver A J Anstey Late 1960s
early 1970s
£213,825
Apprentice Imperial Chemical Industries plc 1956-58 £62,500
Carpenter Walter Llewellyn & Sons Limited 1973-76 £17,000
Boiler man Rolls-Royce plc
Bristol Siddely Engines Limited

£20,000
Joiner - shipbuilding Vickers Defence Systems Limited 
(formerly Vickers-Armstrong 
(Shipbuilders) Limited)
1959-1965 £80,000
Shipyard worker/
carpenter
Hard Rock Café (Edinburgh) Limited 
(formerly Butlins Limited
Harland & Wolff
1955-1962 £68,000
Boilerman/
maintenance engineer
Tooks Limited (formerly Tooks 
Bakers)
1969-1990 £130,000
Carpenter/joiner Extraguard Limited (formerly WC 
Youngman Limited)
1971-1975 £130,151
Apprentice fitter - boilers Wright Brothers (Sheffield) Limited
Wright Brothers Partnership Limited
1955-1960 £186,371
Lagger’s mate Dicks Eagle Insulations Limited 1960-1961 £110,000
Fitter’s mate Powergen UK plc 1950s-1960s £112,500
Boiler maintenance NRG Group UK Limited (formerly 
Gestetner)
1967-83 £55,034
Power station
employee
Powergen UK plc 1965-1968 £200,000
Factory worker Avon Industrial Polymers 
(Bradford-on-Avon) Limited
1946-1964 £10,000
Merchant Navy
Deck Officer
Stuntbrand Mail Steamship 
Company Limited (formerly 
Union Castle Mail 
Steamship Company Limited)
1957-1965 £116,000
Fitter's mate/
fitter and welder
British Sugar plc 1948-1981 £6,000
Power station
employee
RWE Npower plc 1965-1968 £115,000
Labourer/
industrial 
fireman
ICI plc 1968-1987 £112,000
Lagger’s mate Spousal Midlands Limited 
(formerly Joseph Nadin 
Limited)
1954-1956 £100,000
Merchant Navy
Marine Engineer
Palm Line Limited 1961,
1964-5
£175,000
Car mechanic Whites of Bridgwater Limited 
(formerly A. & S. White Limited)
1972-75 £170,178
Asbestos factory
employee/heavy
moulder
Plumefern Limited (formerly 
Universal Asbestos Manufacturing 
Company
1961-69 £132,500
Labourer Parnall & Sons Limited 1972-3 £195,369
Joiner/carpenter Parnall & Sons Limited
Wilkins & Coventry Limited
1954-early
1970s
£160,000
Maintenance 
fitter
St Annes Board Mill Company 
Limited
1972-80 £119,872
Docker Samuel Williams & Sons Limited 1955-70 £97,500
Sheet metal 
worker
Bristol Metal Components Limited
St Phillips Fabrications Limited
1955-60 £180,000
Heating engineer Honeywell Limited 1975-90 £240,488
Improver/lagger’s mate London Covering Company 1958-59 £100,000
Carpenter Sweatfield Ltd (formerly JT (Bristol)
Ltd) + Royal SunAlliance PLC
1964-67 £16,813
Factory worker XRI Ltd (formerly Rank Precision 
Industries Ltd)
1956-57 £113,710
Factory worker T Lucas & Co Ltd 1952-82 £120,000
Factory worker (1) Bristol Siddley Engines Ltd
(2) Rolls-Royce PLC
1958-83 £71,500
Merchant seaman Blue Star Line 1961-63 £86,333
Power station 
worker
(1) Cape Darlington Ltd (formerly
The Darlington Insulation Co Ltd)
(2) E.ON UK PLC
1974-75 £135,000
Electrical engineer South Western Electricity Board (SWEB) 1957-87 £118,000
AGA fitter Gardiner, Sons & Co Limited 1953-58
1961-68/9
£130,000
Carpenter/joiner Headway Construction Company Limited 1970-82 £83,344
Wife - secondary
exposure
Emcor Group (UK) PLC (formerly Drake
& Scull Engineering Limited)
Late 1950s - 1971/2 £165,000
Sheet metal worker (1) National Grid Gas Plc
(2) Kenneth Galletly (formerly t/a 
Stephenson & Galletly)
(1) 1958-61/2
(2) 1966-68/9
£162,000
British Rail 
employee
BRB (Residuary) Limited 1956-62 £137,508
Docker (1) The Secretary of State for 
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory 
Reform
(2) Warren P S Limited (in liquidation) 
(formerly Charles Hill & Sons Limited)
1957-67 £29,700
British Rail 
employee
BRB (Residuary) Limited 1974/5-1977/8 £148,590
Carpenter Imperial Tobacco Group Plc 1949-1989 £68,000
Labourer W G Fisher & Sons (Bristol) Ltd 1961/2 £134,933
Plumber E J Heating & Engineering Company 
Limited
1977-1986 £19,000
Carpenter/
partitioner
Firmin & Collins Limited 1976 £151,591
Merchant Navy 
Marine Engineer
P&O Bulk Shipping Limited 1957-65/6
1966-69/70
£62,500
Painter/decorator North Somerset Council 1972-1991 £114,000
Fitter John Dale Limited 1964-1974 £141,008
Carpenter/
joiner
AMEC (WSL) Limited 1956-1962/3 £189,744
Docker (1) Reed, Stock & Co Limited
(2) Port of Bristol Authority
(1) 1958-1971
(2) 1958-1967
& 1972-1980
£110,000
Machine assistant (1) RWP Co Limited
(2) DRG Flexible Packaging
1969/70-
1985/6
£118,750
Electrician (1) Polestar Purnell Limited
(2) Polestar UK Print Limited
1963-67 £175,529
Pipework maintenance Sevalco Limited 1955-83 £120,304
Electrician Department for Communities 
and Local Government
1967/8-1988/9 £135,000
Dilutee shipwright Ministry of Defence 1953-1986 £125,000
Apprentice carpenter/joiner
Carpenter/joiner
Briscard Limited (formerly William 
Cowlin & Son Limited)
1953-62 £135,000

Prison Officer Ministry of Justice/HM Prison Service 1962-1989 £150,000
Scaffolder Sureway Scaffolding Co 1978/9- 1991/2 £123,139
Storekeeper ESA Robinson Limited 1953- 1963/4 £145,000
Labourer Imperial Chemical Industries Limited 1974- 1990/1 165,000
Shipwright Ministry of Defence 1937- 1980/1 £66,000
Labourer/bricklayer Retira Limited / Nott Brodie 1969-1975 £280,000
Electrician (pleural thickening) (1) Stratton Electrical Limited
(2) Cowlin Construction Limited (provisional damages)
1972/3 - 1989/90 £8,000
General Foreman Costrain Construction Limited (formerly Richard Costain (Construction) Limited 1964-1968 £112,500
Labourer Carillon Plc (formerly John Mowlem) Early 1960s £100,000
Coppersmith Ministry of Defence 1963-1968 £200,400
Merchant Seaman P&O North Sea Ferries 1973-1988 £40,000
Painter Arjo Wiggins Limited/Wiggins Teape Limited 1964 £92,936.06
Labourer (pleural thickening) Sevalco/Philblack (provisional damages) 1969-1993 £25,000
Fitter Sevalco Limited 1955-1958 £61,858
Maintenance (1) Rolls-Royce Plc
(2) R-R Realisations Ltd
(3) Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd
1955-1967 £45,000
Engineer Marples Ridgeway Developments Limited (formerly G Applegate and Sons Limited) 1962-1964 £195,000
Process worker Tenmat Limited (formerly Turners Asbestos Cement Limited) 1965-1966 £80,000
Maintenance worker
Area engineer
Factory engineer
Express Foods Group (International) Limited 1956-1988
General purpose
window fixer
Gardiner Sons & Co. Ltd 1955-1964 £78,000
Pre-fabrication work (1) Plumefern Limited (formerly Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Co Limited) 
(2) Union Fibre Pipes (Great Brittain) Limited
1956-1974 £71,000
Maintenance engineer (1) Avon, Gloucestershire and Wilthsire Strategic Health Authority
(2) Purimachos (1997) Limited
1961-1975
1979-1983
£60,000
Process Engineer Sevalco Limited (formerly Philblack Limited) 1956-1975 £24,000
Lagger's mate LR Burrows & Company Limited 1955-1956 £130,000
Electrician Phoenix Electrical Company Limited 1960-1961 £295,000
Buffing steel plate decking Veitchi (Holdings) Limited 1961- 1965 £102,500
Ceiling fixer H & L Ceilings Limited 1972 - 1974/75 £110,000
Mate to welders and laggers Rolls-Royce Industrial Power (India) Limited 1957-1960 £80,000
Civil engineer Westinghouse Brakes & Signal Holdings Limited 1954-1983 £17,500
Painter and decorator Tibsco Limited (formerly Courage Limited) 1955-1994 £160,000
Shipyard technical apprentice
Assistant Engineer and Shift Engineer
(1) Vosper Thornycroft Limited
(2) Magnox Electrical Limited
1950-1963
1963-1986
£17,500
General building services JS Thompson & Sons (Builders) Limited 1975-2007 £155,000
Electrician Woodbank Electrical Co Limited 1970-1974 £115,000
Painter and decorator Ian Williams Limited (formerly Ian Williams & Co Limited) 1979-1980 £162,000
Electrical fitter 
Prinicpal Technological Officer
Ministry of Defence 1974-1975
1981-1982
£11,200
Fitter's mate Husbands Limited 1950-1990 £124,000
Glazier John Hall & Son Limited 1953-1958 £70,000
Industrial craftsman undertaking electrical work The Home Office 1978-1999 £150,000
Apprentice Carpenter Biscard Limited (formerly William Cowlin & Son Limited) 1959-1963 £200,000
Construction Worker Wilkins and Coventry Limited 1956-1993 £125,000
Plasterer/bricklayer Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council 1949-1991 £146,000
Various roles Western Power Distribution (South West) Plc 1967-2000 £10,000

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