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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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“We know from experience that asbestos was commonly used on-board ships in the period Sam worked at Vickers Armstrong and that tradesmen often worked in the area where asbestos was being used to insulate pipework.
“Sadly, many employers failed to take the necessary precautions to protect workers from the health risks posed by asbestos, particularly when inhaled. We are now appealing to Sam’s former colleagues for information on the presence of asbestos in the working environment and the steps taken to prevent staff inhaling the deadly substance.
“Kay and her children have understandably been left with a lot of unanswered questions following Sam’s death and the impact asbestos exposure had on his health decades down the line. We are now investigating his exposure so we can provide them with the answers they need.”
“Asbestos can have a severe impact on the health of those who came into contact with the material decades afterwards and in many cases, like Fred’s, the exposure sadly causes conditions and diseases people never recover from.
“The development of symptoms associated with asbestos exposure can take decades so often victims are elderly and unable to remember exactly how and where they were exposed to the material.
“Fred was able to provide some details on his career as a joiner across the North-East and we are now looking to reach some his former colleagues at EFF Constable, D H Allen, the Co-Operative Wholesale Society and Stanley Miller Limited.
“Asbestos was commonly used in construction during the time Fred was working so it is likely he came into contact with the material then. We’re hoping to find out about the safety measures, if any, put in place by his former employers to protect staff and also information on the kind of warnings provided to those who worked with asbestos products regularly.
“Fred’s family are continuing the fight for justice Fred began shortly before his death and we hope those who worked with him will come forward and provide the details we need.”
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