What price a lost life?

From the 1st May 2020, the amount that can be claimed in respect of bereavement, under the Fatal Accidents Act 1979, has increased from £12,980 to £15,120. It is difficult to explain to family members what this award represents. It is totally at odds with the recent...

Asbestos Sufferers Call to Action

It is a worrying time for everyone at the moment with the coronavrius causing the Government to take unprecedented steps to stop the spreading of the disease.  It is especially concerning for those vulnerable groups with chest conditions and none more so than those...

Construction Workers Beware! Is Silica the New Asbestos?

Over the last few years we have been hearing that silica will become ‘the new asbestos’ unless it is dealt with by employers according to the Health and Safety Executive. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay in varying degrees. Sandstone...

Mr Howell wins settlement of £30,000 through WE Solicitors.

Mr Howell was exposed to asbestos whilst he was working as a Branch Manager for Beldam Asbestos.   During the course of his employment he had to cut asbestos rope, carry asbestos based products and sweep up the store room at his place of work. At no point during...

Action Mesothelioma Day 2017.

                       This year’s Action Mesothelioma Day event in Manchester was held on Friday 7 July in Sackville Gardens in the city centre. The event is attended by local MPs, health professionals and family and friends of those affected by mesothelioma....