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...

Talcum Powder and Mesothelioma – What is the Link?

For years there has been a question mark over whether Talcum powder can result in a Mesothelioma diagnosis? According to a recent American study of 75 individuals there was found to be a link between the two.  All 75 of the participants had been diagnosed with...

Construction Workers at Risk of Lung Disease.

Last month, MP’s called for greater measures to protect around 60,000 construction workers who are at risk of lung disease by breathing in dust from cut stone. The dust from cut stone contains silica particles and when breathed in this can cause an incurable...

Mesothelioma Claim Against the CEGB

We Solicitors have successfully concluded another mesothelioma claim against what was the former Central Electricity Generating Board. Sadly this is just another one of many claims we have had to bring against them for asbestos related injuries including pleural...

Mesothelioma Claim Against the CEGB

We Solicitors have successfully concluded another mesothelioma claim against what was the former Central Electricity Generating Board.  Sadly this is just another one of many claims we have had to bring against them for asbestos related injuries including pleural...

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...

MOD Criticised over Asbestos Failings.

It was recently reported in the Guardian  that the Ministry of Defence has admitted to widespread failings in dealing with materials containing asbestos.  This may have deadly implications for members of the armed forces as the MOD estimates thousands of civilian and...

The Importance of Provisional Settlements

WE Solicitors have recently been contacted by two former clients who had brought successful claims against their former employers for asbestosis illness some years ago.  Both cases had been settled on what lawyers call a “provisional Settlement” basis. ...