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I’m a personal injury solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office, representing clients in a range of cases involving child abuse, sexual assault, asbestos-related disease and work-related injury.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Most clients who come to us have experienced tragic events, often with harrowing consequences. I feel privileged to be able to play a part in their lives in assisting them to seek justice.
I like working as part of a large national organisation, whilst helping to seek justice for the individual.
“This is another terrible case of historical abuse in which a young, vulnerable individual has suffered at the hands of a person placed in a position of authority and trust.
“Through our work on cases of this nature, we have seen how incredibly difficult it can be for victims of this kind of abuse to come forward and have their voices heard, particularly as many are often concerned that they may not be taken seriously.
“Following the incredible bravery shown by our client, we are determined to help her gain justice and also access to vital financial support which will aid her efforts to come to terms with her ordeal and help her hopefully move forward with her life.
“We would also urge anyone affected by similar problems to not suffer in silence and come forward at the earliest opportunity.”
“A case of this nature demonstrates the terrible impact that asbestos exposure can have on a victim, often leading them to develop very serious health problems decades after initial contact with the material.
“Our enquiries have led us to believe that Frank may have been exposed to asbestos during his time at the power stations in London, so we would be keen to develop a clearer picture of the working conditions he faced on a daily basis. Any information may prove essential in our efforts to ensure that Pauline can get the answers she deserves in relation to Frank’s death.”
“The details which have emerged in this case are truly shocking and it is very welcome that action has been taken to tackle what has emerged as a result of this investigation. Operation Shelter is the latest in a number of high-profile investigations undertaken into the issue of grooming and exploitation and such work is a hugely positive step forward.
“The conclusion of cases of this nature is hugely important in that it often gives survivors greater reassurances that their concerns will be taken seriously if they come forward to authorities. It can be extremely difficult for a survivor of abuse to speak about what they have been through, but hopefully this latest case will continue to encourage people affected by such problems to simply not just suffer in silence.
“It is absolutely vital that those affected by abuse are able to get access to the support they need to take steps on the road towards coming to terms with their ordeals and moving forward with their lives.”
“This case is sadly another reminder of the terrible impact that asbestos has had on so many lives, with the true consequences of exposure only being seen many years later when serious illnesses develop.
“While Harry has sadly lost his battle with the cancer, his family remain desperate for answers regarding where he was exposed to asbestos and whether anything more should have been done to prevent his exposure to asbestos.
“We believe he may well have come into contact with the material during his time at these employers and would be grateful to hear from anyone else who worked at the companies regarding the conditions Harry would have faced. Any information could prove absolutely vital in getting his family the justice they deserve.”
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