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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.
“We are working with Paul in his fight for justice to find out how he was exposed to asbestos.
“We urge any of his former colleagues to come forward and help us with the investigation by providing any information about the working conditions at Chemical Process & Developments, Ellis & Everard Exports Ltd and Huntsman.
“Mesothelioma is incurable and its debilitating symptoms can only be treated temporarily. Paul and his family are now suffering terribly, simply because he wasn’t adequately protected at work.”
“It is very welcome to see the council taking steps to address the presence of asbestos underneath this bridge, but the whole issue does raise concerns.
“The fact that the material – which poses a huge risk to the public – has been sat at the location for three months is far from ideal, so there is scope for improvement in this regard. In addition, the fact that asbestos is present in the first place is also worrying. Due to the huge dangers that the material can pose, companies have strict guidelines to follow regarding the handling and management of it.
“This case must serve as a reminder that contractors and other organisations should not shirk their responsibilities on this issue. A failure to meet regulations could have huge consequences on both workers and the public."
“Thousands of people still die each year in the UK as a direct result of being made to work in unsafe conditions. Health and safety has come a long way in recent years but the figures show there is still much to do.
“Sometimes they are the victims of tragic but avoidable accidents, or, as with many of our clients, they were exposed to asbestos by their employers many years ago and have, in most cases, been made to suffer a terrible death as a result.”
“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.”
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