An Australian man suffering asbestosis has succeeded in obtaining compensation from a parent company of his former UK employer.
An April 2012 decision of the Court of Appeal of the United Kingdom upheld a previous ruling that the parent company, Cape PLC, was liable for his employer’s actions. He was exposed to asbestos whilst employed by Cape Building Products Limited.
This is a significant ruling. The Court stated that
“this is one of the first cases in which an employee has established at trial liability on the part of his employer’s parent company”.
Asbestos compensation in Australia, including compensation for mesothelioma in Australia, include asbestos litigation involving similar situations as that above.