The family of a man who died from an asbestos caused cancer have made a successful asbestos claim against the now defunct British Rail.
Raymond Neale worked for British Rail between the years 1947 and 1952. During this period, he was continually exposed to asbestos while going about his job. He worked as a French polisher at a former British Rail engineering works. In the compound where he worked, coaches were regularly sprayed with asbestos, and the particles were therefore omnipresent in the air.
Unfortunately at the age of 76, Raymond developed mesothelioma, an incurable cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. He sadly passed away in 2008. The family decided to continue the fight for justice on Raymond’s behalf, and son Daniel has just been awarded £120,000 in damages. The money was awarded at London’s High Court and is intended to cover the funeral and care costs for Raymond that the family had to carry. It is also intended to compensate for the pain and suffering that Mr Neale had to go through.