Farleys’ personal injury solicitor, Nick Molyneux, was approached to act on behalf of Mr Y who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos. It is always fatal.

Mesothelioma affects the lungs primarily and symptoms will not normally be evident until many years after the individual has been exposed to asbestos. It is usually diagnosed in people who are beyond the age of retirement and it is mostly men who are diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Some occupations that cause people to be exposed to asbestos include shipbuilders, insulators, pipe laggers, boiler makers, textile mill workers, and factory workers.


Mr Y had worked as a labourer for a joinery company where one of his jobs included cutting asbestos board to size without any protective equipment such as a face mask or other breathing apparatus.

How Farleys Were Able to Help

Mr Y instructed Nick Molyneux because of his vast experience with these types of cases. He was clear from the start that he wanted his case concluding as quickly as possible so that he could make provision for his loved ones within his lifetime.

Nick was able to instruct the best medical experts for this type of case after sending details of the claim to the insurer of Mr Y’s former employer.

Nick was able to conclude Mr Y’s case in less than 18 months and to secure damages for him of over £200,000.

After the case, Nick commented,

These cases are always tragic to deal with. I was able to conclude Mr Y’s case quickly which was his priority. I knew how important it was to Mr Y that he could have his affairs in order. It is a travesty that so many people like Mr Y went to work in good faith for companies around the UK who then failed their employees by not giving them even the most basic protection against a substance which they knew at that time was deadly.

Contact a Specialist in Mesothelioma Claims

At Farleys, we understand the importance of pursuing mesothelioma claims within an efficient timeframe to allow our clients as much time as possible to get their affairs in order. For a no-obligation assessment of your case, please contact our team today on 0845 287 0939 or contact us by email.