Supreme Court awards landmark victory
It is reported in The Mirror that the Supreme Court has granted victory to a man’s family despite him not working directly with asbestos – the first award of its kind.
Delivery driver Percy McDonald from Devon died from mesothelioma, caused by exposure to dangerous asbestos when he regularly visited Battersea Power Station to pick up waste products dust decades ago.
The High Court in Bristol previously ruled that Mr McDonald and his family could not receive compensation because he had not been employed by the occupier of the site and he was not directly involved in the asbestos industry. The Appeal Court have overturned that decision and now Supreme Court judges have dismissed an appeal against that ruling by the owners of the power station, National Grid.