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£318,000 compensation for asbestos victim’s family

The widow and family of a victim of asbestosis have been awarded personal injury compensation of £318,000.

Elizabeth Wolff, 69, from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, lodged a claim for damages after her husband William, 66, died from mesothelioma in March 2007.

Diagnosed with the terminal disease just one year into his retirement, William Wolff died seven months later.

Contractor Weir Construction Ltd admitted to being negligent in exposing Wolff to the deadly airborne fibres while he was employed by the construction firm, according to personal injury lawyers familiar with the case.

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