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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

  • 29/05/2018
    Mother’s Death Linked To Washing Husband’s Asbestos Covered Work Overalls

    “We’ve sadly seen many situations like this where secondary exposure to harmful asbestos has occurred affecting not just those working with the substance but also those who live with them. “Sheila was just trying to care for her husband and family but she was given a fatal sentence due to asbestos exposure. “We are looking for people who worked with George Mole at the Vickers Armstrongs Shipbuilding Naval Yard in Tyne and Wear, as they may be able to help provide vital information so that we can get some answers for Susan.”

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  • 22/05/2018
    Family Of Electrical Engineer Killed By Asbestos Disease Call On His Former Colleagues For Help

    “This is another case which demonstrates the terrible consequences of asbestos-related disease, with Eric’s health deteriorating rapidly following his initial symptoms and subsequent diagnosis. “While we were sadly unable to secure justice for Eric within his lifetime, we remain determined to bring this case to a successful conclusion on behalf of his family and would be hugely grateful to anyone who can provide information which will assist us. “Any information on the working conditions at either of these employers could prove absolutely vital as we seek to determine how Eric was exposed to asbestos and whether anything more could have been done to protect him from the dangers of the material.”

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  • 10/05/2018
    Former Brewery Labourer Takes Important Step In Legal Battle After Cancer Diagnosis

    “It is disappointing that we have to issue court proceedings in our efforts to get answers for Barry regarding his illness. “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. “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 and working conditions there during 1964. “This is another awful example of the terrible impact that asbestos has had on so many lives and we are determined to help Barry get the justice he deserves.”

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  • 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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