It is over 20 years since the UK banned the manufacture and use of all asbestos in 1999. However, asbestos was used extensively throughout the UK building industry before it...Read more
Mr F of Minehead, Somerset, was an electrician and worked in various Woolworths stores throughout the country. He had to remove asbestos ceiling tiles and also drill through tiles to install new lighting.
His case was complicated because, at the time he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, he was having treatment for un-related terminal cancer. Despite this, damages of £75,000 were recovered.