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    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.

    I cannot thank you enough for the competent manner in which my case has been handled from beginning to end. I feel the amount offered has been due to the perseverance, professionalism and presentation of my case by you and your company.
    Mr J

    Dealing with asbestos related disease claims

    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.

    Dealing with Mesothelioma Claims

    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.

    How we have helped our clients

    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.

    You can view a full list of our case studies in case studies section. Alternatively, visit the experience tab on this page.

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    Asbestos Related Claims experiences
    • Healys Solicitors helped the family of a carpenter claim compensation after he was diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to Asbestos. Our client was working for a company during the period 1962 to 1972.  Over the course of his employment he was exposed to asbestos and was never instructed to wear safety equipment. The case was finally settled under the Fast Track Mesothelioma claims procedure we were able to secure our client’s widow £150,000 in compensation.
    • Healys Solicitors has helped a 73 year old man claim compensation after was exposed to asbestos in work. Our client was employed by the General Post Office (GPO)/ Royal Mail between 1956 and 1962.  During his employment he was responsible for the maintenance of the boilers where he removed asbestos regularly from boilers and pipe work. Healys Solicitors was able to secure our client £25,000 in compensation in an out of Court settlement.
    Asbestos Related Claims insights
    • Healys Recommended as Leading Firm in Legal 500

      23rd October 2020

      Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

      The Legal 500 directory provides comprehensive coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries, with independent and unbiased commentary on the leading law firms.

      This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »

    • Case Study – DP v Barts Health NHS Trust

      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 »

    • Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Seek Legal Advice

      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 »

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    • What about Employment Contracts?

      13th November 2020

      By Amy Drake, Solicitor – Healys Employment

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      Many employers are being faced with unprecedented challenges this year; it has changed the way that both employers and employees work and has highlighted the need to adapt to ever-changing economic demands. Continue reading »

    • Business Lasting Powers of Attorney

      11th November 2020

      A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you as a ‘donor’ to appoint one or more people, ‘attorneys’, to make decisions on your behalf in the event of physical or mental incapacity. Continue reading »