Asbestos-related illnesses have caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of British lives, and with a further 45,000 deaths predicted by 2050, the march of this “hidden killer” shows no sign of abating.
Healys Personal Injury team have been working to get the compensation you deserve. Each member of the team is highly specialised and has years of experience. Most of our cases are dealt on a “no win, no fee” agreement so there is no financial risk to you.
Asbestosis is a long-term chronic lung condition. Symptoms include shortness of breath and a persistent cough. It is caused by inhaling asbestos fibres.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2018 there were 1135 newly assessed cases of this industrial diseases.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with this condition could be entitled to claim compensation from the individual or company who exposed them to this hazardous substance.
In many instances the person suffering from asbestosis will have been exposed to asbestos through a former employer.
The symptoms of asbestosis can take from 15 to 30 years to present themselves. At this point it can be difficult to locate the liable company, but the Lawyers at Healys Solicitors Recover can often, when companies are untraceable or have gone bust, ensure redress through the firm’s insurers.
For further information on Asbestos Related Disease you can visit the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK (AVSGF) website.
Mesothelioma is a devastating industrial disease which has left a profound and traumatic legacy for many families and communities in Britain. If you or a close family member has received a diagnosis of this asbestos-related illness, Healys Solicitors can bring the full weight of their expertise and experience to benefit your chances of making a successful mesothelioma claim.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer affecting the mesothelial cells which line the heart, lungs or abdomen. Because it is a terminal illness with no cure, any diagnosis of mesothelioma is going to cause trauma and uncertainty.
Although asbestos exposure is implicated in all these types of cancer, it is most frequently the cause of cancers in the lung lining (pleural mesothelioma).
If you have recently received a diagnosis of the illness, you will have many things to consider – not least your treatment options, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
However, you will also need to consider the financial impact of the illness and how you can best mitigate this. The industrial disease lawyers at Healys Solicitors Recover can bring clarity, conviction and assurance to the claims process to help you ensure the best possible chance of receiving suitable compensation.
For further information on Mesothelioma and support please visit the Mesothelioma UK website.
With Healys Solicitors you can be assured that you will receive a comprehensive legal service which is always client-focused, performed by experts, and offers a range of first-class legal and non-legal assistance to ensure you receive maximum compensation and the best possible care.
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3rd June 2020
28th May 2020
Jonathan acted on behalf of a 23 year old female in relation to her claim for clinical negligence that happened in 2015 at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. The Claimant had a relevant past gynaecological and obstetric history of a previous caesarean section in 2013 and previous laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy at 10 years of age. This was classified as a high risk pregnancy and the Claimant was referred to a Consultant in the Antenatal Clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital for review. The Claimant had elected to have a caesarean section. The Claimant had previously undergone an emergency lower segment caesarean section due to a failure to progress when having her first child. Continue reading »
26th May 2020
Child abuse is a scourge on society, and with the right legal advice, victims can secure compensation for the dire impact it has on their lives. In one case, a young man who was repeatedly molested by a neighbour when he was very young was awarded six-figure damages against his abuser. Continue reading »
12th May 2020
Local councils are responsible for maintaining many miles of highways, pavements and other public roads, and when hazards arise, they can be liable to pay compensation for any injuries that result. Continue reading »
6th May 2020
Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. However, if they suffer accidents that are not their fault, specialist solicitors are always there to ensure that they are fairly compensated. In one case, a woman who was gravely injured by an opening van door as she rode past obtained six-figure damages. Continue reading »
21st September 2020
17th September 2020
Just because someone is old, frail and vulnerable does not mean that they are incapable of understanding the contents of their will. However, as a High Court ruling in the context of a bitter inheritance dispute showed, the benefits of professional advice become all the greater as the inevitable effects of old age begin to bite. Continue reading »
15th September 2020
Can a dismissal ever be fair if formal disciplinary procedures are dispensed with? A tribunal addressed that issue in the case of a senior railway company employee who was sacked on the spot following a breakdown in relations with her line manager (Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail Ltd). Continue reading »
11th September 2020
The whole point of engaging a professional to draft your will is to make your wishes clear in precise and unambiguous terms. If your will falls below that high standard the result, as a High Court ruling showed, can be family stalemate after you are gone. Continue reading »
8th September 2020
Personal details are like gold dust to direct marketing organisations, but those who fail to take steps to ensure the lawfulness and integrity of their data supply chains risk being hit hard in the pocket. Exactly that happened to a company whose cold-calling campaigns generated scores of angry public complaints.… Continue reading »