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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27th March 2020
Accident victims who exercise their right to seek compensation often face claims that they are malingering or over-exaggerating their injuries. However, as a High Court decision showed, judges require firm evidence before finding such serious allegations proved. Continue reading »
13th March 2020
Defects in workplace equipment can cause devastating injuries. In one High Court case, a nurse secured six-figure compensation after an office chair collapsed underneath him. Continue reading »
10th March 2020
Personal injury lawyers confront tragedy on a daily basis. However, they are often left in awe of the courage displayed by severely injured accident victims. In this case, a young man fought his way back to independence after suffering life-changing head injuries in a road smash. Continue reading »
5th March 2020
The ever-increasing cost of professional care, combined with low returns on capital investments, have necessarily led to an escalation in the value of damages awards to victims of clinical negligence. The point was underlined by a case in which a seven-year-old girl who was starved of oxygen during her birth secured an NHS compensation package worth almost £18 million. Continue reading »
2nd March 2020
If you have been injured at work and feel that your employer was to blame, you should consult a solicitor immediately. A teacher who failed to take that action after he was assaulted by a group of pupils jeopardised his chance of securing substantial compensation. Continue reading »
3rd April 2020
Employers and Colleges Will Not Face Enforcement Action For Non Attendance of Employees/Students at Work/College Due to Covid 19 Pandemic. Continue reading »
To make it easier for employers to recruit migrant workers during the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Home Office have announced that from 30 March 2020, the following new temporary arrangements are in place. Continue reading »
2nd April 2020
To alleviate the pressures placed on the NHS due to Covid 19, on 31 March 2020 the Home Office made an announcement that around 2800 migrant doctors, nurses and paramedics are to have their visas automatically extended free of charge for 1 year. They will also not have to pay the IHS Surcharge fee. Continue reading »
There is a general principle that a person may leave their estate to anyone they wish, but legislation exists. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows people dependent on a deceased person to claim against the estate if they are not provided for in the will. Continue reading »
1st April 2020
Equity partners in professional firms are not employees and the terms on which they serve are governed by agreement between them and their colleagues. One such agreement came under High Court analysis after a partner in a multinational consultancy firm was given notice of compulsory retirement. Continue reading »