Pensioner Awarded Compensation for Cancer

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A pensioner, has been awarded £160,000 in compensation for work illness after he contracted mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos fibers while working.

Eli Richards (76) from Great Wyrley in Staffordshire sought compensation for occupational lung cancer against Armitage Shanks, his former employers. Mr.Richards who was a non-smoker worked for the company for 17 years as a toolmaker. He previously had kept quite active, playing table tennis and five-a-side football into his sixties. He was never warned about the dangers of asbestos while he was working with the fibres.

The company admitted their responsibility for Mr.Eli’s condition and settled with the claimant for £160,000.

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