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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

  • 12/12/2018
    Family Of Former Newcastle Brewery Worker Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following His Death

    “This case is like so many we have been involved in, with our client developing mesothelioma decades after his initial exposure to asbestos. “We are undertaking a number of investigations in an effort to help John’s family gain answers regarding his illness. As part of this, we are keen to know more about the working environment that he faced during his time at Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. “Any information could prove vital so we would urge anyone who worked with John to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

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  • 10/10/2018
    North East Asbestos Support Group Celebrates Third Anniversary

    “We see the impact on our clients of asbestos, in the work we do, daily, and all too often with fatal consequences. “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive and incurable cancer and it causes a great deal of suffering to those affected by it, and this extends to their family as well. Exposure to asbestos dust can also cause lung cancer and other asbestos related conditions such as asbestosis and pleural thickening. “Groups like PRASAG are so important because they provide support, comfort and practical help to those who are affected by asbestos. “We are proud to work with Sam and the wider group, and I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries of the group.”

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  • 14/08/2018
    Widow Of Former Roofing Worker Launches Appeal For Information After Asbestos Disease Death

    “This is yet another terrible example of the huge impact that asbestos exposure can have on a person’s health, often many years after the initial exposure to the material is thought to have occurred. “Following our instruction from Neil, he informed us of his time at JT Roofing Company and we are keen to learn more about the working conditions he is thought to have faced during his employment with the firm. “As such, we would be keen to hear from anyone who not only worked with Neil but could also provide details of the presence of asbestos. Any information could prove absolutely vital to his battle for justice.”

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  • 02/08/2018
    High Court Ruling In British Coal Coke Oven Workers Group Litigation Handed Down

    “This decision is an important milestone. Whilst it concerns just two claimants from the group, it should provide the parties with an opportunity to begin resolving the many remaining claims. It should also bring some closure for those who have been waiting many years for justice. “Former coke workers were often employed in horrendous working conditions and they were exposed to harmful dust and fumes as a result of their day to day job. We represent many people who have developed a life-changing respiratory disease, and in some cases, fatal cancers as a result of that exposure at work. This judgment should go some way in ensuring that those responsible are held to account.”

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