The family of a former engineer has received £228,000 in compensation after their dad died from asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.

The dad of three and granddad of seven, from Warrington was exposed to asbestos while working in a number of power stations for British Energy Generation, the former nationalised Central Electricity Generating Board. 

He died just 3 days after he was diagnosed with the disease. 

The Royal Courts of Justice ordered British Energy Generation to pay compensation to the family, who do not wish to be named.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease can lie dormant for up to 40 years and often sufferers die within months of being diagnosed.

Mechanical Engineer exposed to dangerous dust

He worked as a mechanical engineer for the company for more than 40 years and was exposed to the dangerous dust during the late 1950s and 1960s. He was diagnosed with the disease in September 2005.

His wife and children, instructed asbestos claims experts Thompsons Solicitors to take up the claim following his death.

His son said the family are relieved the claim has been settled.

He said: “We were determined to make sure British Energy Generation took responsibility for my dad’s death.

“We are relieved that my mum will now be receiving this compensation. All my dad cared about all his life was that we were looked after.”

Client representative at Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office, Jennifer McDermott said: “I am glad that we were able to bring this case to a successful conclusion and secure a judgment on behalf of the family.”