Mr ‘W’ served his engineering apprenticeship with Rosyth Dockyard, Fife between 1954 and 1959 and regularly worked on board ships being constructed, working in boiler rooms and engine rooms. Much of his work brought him into close proximity to ‘laggers’ who were working with large quantities of asbestos, commonly referred to as “monkey dung” which was being applied to the boilers and pipes as an insulation material. Mr W was unable to avoid the airborne asbestos fibres and subsequently developed pleural plaques. Under Scots law, compensation can be recovered for pleural plaques. After contacting us we were able to settle his claim in full without the need of litigation.


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