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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 "long and deep knowledge and experience relating to respiratory litigation" and sources describe him as "a very skilled operator" - Chambers & Partners, 2018

Roger "has considerable experience, exceptional judgement and very good interpersonal skills with the clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2017

"Gets incredible results and is on top of each case from beginning to end" - Legal 500, 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

"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

  • 29/01/2018
    Court Deadline Approaching For Former British Steel Workers To Join Group Litigation

    “The workers we represent, through no fault of their own, 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. “With the deadline quickly approaching, we would 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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  • 09/01/2018
    Retired Lecturer Appealing To Former Students And Colleagues For Help After Asbestos-Related Cancer Diagnosis

    “Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer which causes a significant amount of pain and suffering for those like Margaret. “The risks of developing mesothelioma as a result of ‘bystander exposure’ to asbestos dust have been public knowledge since the 1960’s so to learn that people were exposed to the fibres much later is devastating for the individuals and the families who come to us. “Those who worked alongside Margaret may have important information on the presence of asbestos at Darlington College of Technology as well as details of safety measures, if any, taken to protect staff from exposure to it. “We hope former colleagues, students and others familiar with Darlington College of Technology will come forward with this crucial information so we can get justice for Margaret. We would also like to hear from any of the workmen involved in removing the asbestos from the ceilings at the college.”

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  • 24/11/2017
    Former Brewery Labourer Appeals To Former Colleagues For Help After Cancer Diagnosis

    “Almost two months on from his diagnosis, Barry remains understandably devastated at the news that he has developed mesothelioma and is keen to know how he developed the illness. “After reviewing his work history we strongly believe he may well have been exposed to asbestos during his time working at the brewery located in Sunderland. With this in mind, we would be keen to find out more about the use of the material at the site during 1964. “This is another awful case which has demonstrated the terrible legacy that asbestos has had on so many lives and we are determined to help Barry get the justice he deserves.”

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  • 08/11/2017
    Family Of Former Brake Fitter Forced To Take Legal Action Against Ex-Employers

    “Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos dust decades ago, which can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for victims like George. “We are working with George’s family in their fight for justice to find out how he was exposed to asbestos, and why his employer did not provide him with the appropriate protective clothing or equipment despite the dangers being known for many years prior to his employment. “We urge any of George’s former colleagues at the Firestone workshop in Blackburn to come forward with any information they have about the working conditions at the workshop in 1968 and 1969.”

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