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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16th July 2021
Judges often express amazement at the devoted care lavished upon disabled people by their loved ones. However, as one case showed, one of the most important things they can do is to ask a solicitor to explore the possibility of compensation. Continue reading »
2nd June 2021
Changes have now been introduced to the amount of compensation you receive if you have been involved in a road traffic accident after 31 May 2021, and you have suffered a “whiplash” type injury. Continue reading »
15th January 2021
Elderly victims of clinical negligence who are approaching the end of their lives may feel there is little point seeking justice. However, they also have their loved ones to think about and a High Court case in which a woman in her 80s received six-figure damages showed how important it is to obtain legal advice. Continue reading »
14th December 2020
Everyone has a right to expect that public services will function efficiently and, if you have been let down and suffered injury as a result, you should see a solicitor without delay. In a case on point, a woman who was traumatised by the late arrival of an ambulance after she fell seriously ill at home was awarded substantial damages. Continue reading »
23rd October 2020
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.
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This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »
16th September 2021
Maternity leave should be a period of joy and tranquillity but, all too often, it is marred by discrimination. As an Employment Tribunal (ET) decision showed, however, employers who treat new mothers unfavourably can expect to pay a high reputational and financial price. Continue reading »
13th September 2021
As the UK strives towards a brave new world of net zero emissions, lifestyles have to change and there will inevitably be those who suffer inconvenience and financial loss. In a case on point, Britain’s first 24/7 zero emissions street survived a local resident’s High Court challenge. Continue reading »
10th September 2021
Justice should not only be done but should be seen to be done. That phrase may be somewhat hackneyed but, as a High Court planning case showed, it is a golden rule that serves to root out even the appearance of bias in official decision-making. Continue reading »
9th September 2021
Residential property often represents the majority of a person’s wealth and valuing it for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes is, par excellence, a matter for professionals. In a case on point, a son who dispensed with expert tax and valuation advice following his mother’s death found himself in very deep water. Continue reading »
6th September 2021
Care home owners were possibly the hardest hit of all by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, however, the crisis did not relieve them of their obligation to treat staff fairly. Continue reading »