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Lung disorder contracted in the course of employment

Personal Injury Compensation

Lung disorder contracted in the course of employment

Smith v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWHC 1954 (QB)

A 77-year-old man succeeded in his claim for damages after he had developed asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos dust when he was repairing railway carriages during his employment with British Rail in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although he had communication difficulties as a result of a stroke, the court found that he had given clear and unchallenged evidence about his exposure, and his evidence was supported by contemporaneous documentation.

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