The assessment of damages in a Fatal Accident Case

  • FOIL

This was an appeal by the appellant/defendant in respect of a claim brought by the respondent/claimant under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 ("FAA") and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 for damages arising from the death of her husband. He died from mesothelioma on 10 January 2019 at the age of 55 caused by exposure to asbestos when working as a general labourer for the defendant in the late 1990s. At an assessment of damages hearing a Deputy High Court Judge ("the judge") assessed the claimant's damages in the gross sum of £928,827.22 inclusive of interest.


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