A landmark legal decision will give many more sufferers of the ‘Swindon disease’ the chance to win compensation payouts from the firms that exposed them to deadly asbestos.
Richard Green, of Swindon solicitors Thrings, said: “This ruling is incredibly important and could have wide implications for both the victims of asbestos and their families when seeking the compensation they are rightly entitled to. Payouts have ranged from between £100,000 to £400,000. It varies depending on what the sufferer did, what they would have gone on to do and whether they have any dependents.”
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