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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Family search for witnesses following the death of husband

The family of a man who sadly died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos at work are seeking witnesses to provide information of how and when his exposure to asbestos took place. The man, a qualified carpenter originally from Yorkshire, worked fitting soffits, used to join the outer wall to the roof, which were…
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How would you feel if your child was injured in care of professionals?

As a mum myself, I completely understand a mother’s anger when her child is injured in care of professionals. My Client’s son was 17 and has Angelman Syndrome. He needs constant care because of his condition. When his mother needs respite, she entrusts care professionals to look after him. My Client trusted professionals with her…
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Man diagnosed with Mesothelioma makes appeal for witnesses

A man who worked as a chemical manager for Ellis & Everand from 1976 to 1998 was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2017. He made a witness appeal through his solicitor to urge his former colleagues to come forward with information on how his exposure may have occurred. The man recalls that shortly after moving…
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Fed up with the election? Tired of politicians? 

In truth, I think we all are – but take heart.  Due to the General Election in June, the controversial Prisons and Courts Bill which was set to introduce extensive reforms to personal injury law has been dropped. But probably not permanently. So what was being proposed and how would this affect you? One of…
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Man from Southampton a victim of asbestos exposure

A Coroner’s Court recently heard that a retired carpenter was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma due to his occupational exposure to asbestos decades earlier. The victim worked as a joiner and used asbestos sheets to make doors for schools and offices. The Court also heard that he worked for a firm refurbishing railway carriages, which involved…
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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS): A SUMMARY OF THE FACTS

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is caused by the excessive exposure to vibration. It is also commonly referred to as VWF (Vibration White Finger). Typical tools and machinery that can deliver excessive exposure to vibration and cause these conditions are: Concrete breakers, concrete pokers; Sanders, grinders, disc cutters; Hammer drills; Chipping hammers; Chainsaws, brush cutters,…
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