Roger Maddocks



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

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

A desire to help achieve justice and redress for those who have suffered illness and injury from going about their work.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

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.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working as a member of a team, supported by the resources of the larger organisation, the National Law firm.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 11/01/2017
    Widow of Ex ICI Wilton Employee Appeals For Information After Sudden Asbestos Death

    “Unfortunately, we often see cases like Jim’s where victims were unaware they were battling mesothelioma until the very end of their lives. “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, unforgiving, and sadly terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure decades before symptoms develop. All too often we see a case like this where workers spent time working in environments where they were exposed to asbestos dust and were not made aware, by their employers, of the dangers of asbestos dust. “Anyone with information about working conditions at the ICI Wilton plants in Teesside, particularly anyone who may remember working with Jim, should contact us as soon as possible.”

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  • 03/01/2017
    Former Maintenance Fitter Forced To Take Legal Action Against Ex-Employers

    “Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that’s caused by exposure to asbestos dust decades ago and it can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for victims like David. “All too often we see a case like David’s where workers spent time working environments where they were exposed to asbestos dust and were not made aware, by their employers, of the dangers of asbestos dust. It can take decades for symptoms to develop and often it is then difficult for victims to recall in detail how and where they were exposed. “We are committed to getting answers for David, and are assisting him by investigating conditions at his former employers. We have been left with no choice but to issue legal proceedings in the High Court in the hope David, and his wife, Patricia, will get the answers they want.”

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  • 18/10/2016
    Children Of Retired Electrical Fitter Appeal To His Former Colleagues After Mesothelioma Death

    “Asbestos exposure can cause a range of health complications for victims, with mesothelioma being one of the most serious and aggressive diseases that can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for those affected. “Due to the length of time it takes for symptoms to develop we see a number of cases, like Ronald’s, where victims of the disease are elderly and unable to remember exact details of their exposure to asbestos decades previously. “We know from experience that asbestos was commonly used in this industry and Ronald’s children are keen to hear from those who worked with their father as they continue to look for answers to explain the health problems their dad is now suffering with. “We would like to hear from anyone who worked at A Reyolle & Company Limited from the 1930s up until the 1970s in the hope they can provide details on the presence of asbestos and what measures, if any, were in place to protect staff.”

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  • 14/10/2016
    Retired Coal Worker Appeals To Former Workmates After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

    “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos decades ago. “We have now begun investigating Thomas’ exposure to asbestos while working for the National Coal Board and Crookall Coal Company in the hope of providing him with some of the answers he wants about what could and should have been done to protect him from the deadly substance. “We are now appealing to his former colleagues to come forward with any information they may have, no matter how small, on the presence of asbestos at the sites, the warning provided to workers about the dangers of asbestos and the safety measures, if any, in place to protect staff members from asbestos exposure.”

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