The former employers of the late Mr. Leslie Rayner are to pay 150,000 pounds work illness compensation after he died from the asbestos-related disease of mesothelioma.
The High Court in London have approved a work illness compensation settlement of 150,000 pounds to the widow and son of Mr. Leslie Rayner, who contracted mesothelioma cancer due to exposure to asbestos fibres while working as a foreman electrician for the Pilkington Group PLC between 1953 and 1983.
Mr. Rayner formerly of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, died from the disease in June 2008, leaving behind a widow, Irene, and son Keith. The work illness settlement will be divided between Irene and Mr. Rayner’s estate, as Irene is a classified as a protected person and unable to manage her own affairs.
At the High Court in London, St Helens-based Pilkington Group PLC accepted liability for Mr. Rayner’s death and confirmed their offer to pay 150,000 pounds to the Rayner family as well as their costs.