You are right about the compensation and coffin, but there is also those left behind (god forbid it comes to that) to think ofThanks for the info TC.
I think my dad is focusing on treatment, at the moment. You can't enjoy compensation in a coffin.
He also doesn't know where or how he was exposed to it. How do you establish it?
Thank you. We'll see how treatment goes before I bring it up with him. (I may let mum know earlier).You are right about the compensation and coffin, but there is also those left behind (god forbid it comes to that) to think of
That is where the statement of employment history comes in.
A copy of the persons work history is obtained from the DWP and then each job is covered in the interview with a description of what they did, what they worked with and the claimants own thoughts as to where they think they may have been exposed.
Then the search begins which is where people like me used to come in by investigating each business and firm and also looking to see whether there have been other claims against the businesses named.
When you start talking to people, it is quite surprising just how many have the light bulb moment when they suddenly realise where they may have been exposed.
The trouble is that like most of us, thinking back in some cases 50 odd years, blanks occur. I had 1 person who was in his late 70's and after spending a couple of hours talking to him, he then realised that he was exposed as an 18 year old apprentice mechanic working on brake shoes, pads and clutches which were riddled with asbestos which he breathed in when he blew out the brake drums.
It is quite surprising what can be found when you have the persons employment history and their life statement, and of course apart from being a reminder of who they worked for and where, the dates cannot be contested because they are official records that stay with you for life.
If, and I repeat IF you would like some help, I can put you in touch with an asbestos legal claims expert.