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For over 25 years I have specialised in pursuing compensation claims for individuals who have suffered injury in an accident at work or developed illness as a result of their work. Over the years I have dealt with claims for accidents across a wide range of industries as diverse as mining, construction, manufacturing and the health service. I have wide experience of dealing with occupational disease claims including mesothelioma and other asbestos related disease claims in which I have a particular interest. I have also dealt with claims for other lung diseases including occupational asthma and have extensive experience of dealing with claims for other diseases including VWF and RSI.
Roger "has considerable experience, exceptional judgement and very good interpersonal skills with the clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
Commenters say: "There is not much about industrial disease he doesn't know; if he doesn't know it, it doesn't exist." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Used to dealing with both very high-value claims and huge numbers of claims." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Recommended for asbestos-related claims." - Legal 500, 2013
A desire to help achieve justice and redress for those who have suffered illness and injury from going about their work.
Winning compensation for people whose lives have been blighted by accidents at work or occupational disease or for the families of those who have been killed. No amount of compensation can make good the loss of health or of a loved one but compensation can help and provide them with financial security.
I enjoy working as a member of a team, supported by the resources of the larger organisation, the National Law firm.
“Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive disease that causes a great deal of pain and suffering for victims. It can be caused by inhaling asbestos dust and in this case it appears Linda was exposed to the material as she handled and cleaned her husband’s overalls.
“Linda was just trying to care for her husband and family but has now been given the devastating diagnosis.
“We know from our experience that many employers knew about the risks of asbestos but sadly too many did not do enough to protect their workers from the substance or inform them of the dangers it posed to their health, and the health of their families who may be exposed through dust on their work clothing.
“Mesothelioma is a horrible disease and unfortunately there is no cure. It takes decades after exposure to the harmful dust and fibres before symptoms develop and sadly Linda’s husband has passed away and is unable to provide exact details of his employment and how he was exposed to asbestos.
“We are looking for people who worked with David Coates at various contractors or on a number of industrial sites across the UK, including the Didcot Power Station, as they may be able to help provide vital information so that we can move Linda’s case forward.”
“Asbestos dust and fibres can be extremely dangerous when inhaled or ingested and can cause a number of serious and sometimes fatal diseases, but all too often we see instances where employees were not given the correct information or protective equipment to prevent their exposure to the deadly material.
“Alan’s diagnosis had a huge impact on his life and he wanted to know why he was exposed to asbestos dust and fibres without any warnings about the risks the material posed.
"We are pleased to be able to support his family by achieving justice for his exposure to asbestos and securing them a settlement. It is however disappointing that despite the evidence the case was fought by the other side to the bitter end and we were forced to issue High Court proceedings in a bid to get them the answers they deserve about Alan’s death.”
“We believe that Dominic was substantially exposed to asbestos while working for Bartram & Sons due to the general work done at the site, the duties that Dominic carried out and the lack of protective equipment provided.
“We are working with Dominic in his fight for justice to confirm where he was exposed to the asbestos. We urge any of Dominic’s former colleagues to come forward with any information about the working conditions at the Shipyard as this will help our investigation.
“Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer that can only be treated temporarily. The effects of working with asbestos don’t often occur until decades later, and, sadly, Dominic is now suffering terribly due to the fact he was not adequately protected at work by his employers.”
“The approval of the GLO by the High Court, and the admission of liability, are extremely important milestones and move the victims and their families a further step closer to securing the justice they deserve concerning the exposure to harmful fumes decades ago at a number of coking plants around the UK.
“These workers through no fault of their own have developed serious, and in some cases fatal, respiratory illnesses and lung cancers causing them unnecessary pain and suffering when they should be enjoying their later life with their families. Nothing can turn back the clock but this legal action will hopefully provide them with the help, support and treatments needed to make dealing with their illness more comfortable.
“The Court will now also determine a deadline for workers to sign up and we would now urge anyone else who feels they were affected by the working conditions at British Steel to come forward so that they too can join the group action and ensure they do not miss out on the justice they deserve.”
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