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21 August 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Court decision could open doors to compensation for mesothelioma and lung cancer sufferers

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A court ruling published in August 2014 could mean that hundreds of people will receive substantial compensation for asbestos-related illnesses.

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7 August 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma claim for carpenter settles for well in excess of £100,000 during his lifetime

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Helen Childs recently concluded a claim for a 78 year old retired carpenter who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma in the autumn of 2013.

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1 July 2014 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Asbestos on the high street – a hidden danger to retail workers?

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Several recent news stories have illustrated how any of us could unwittingly have been put at risk, just from doing our shopping.

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Claims against solicitors for mishandled industrial disease claims

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When you or your family member have been affected by an industrial disease, you will rely on an expert solicitor for help and advice with your claim. While most of the time the solicitor will represent your interests perfectly well, sometimes things go wrong leaving you or your family out of pocket. Claims for asbestos-related illnesses are very specialist, with many pitfalls for unwary solicitors, and even very experienced lawyers sometimes make mistakes.

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7 March 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King partner warns: terminally ill asbestos cancer sufferers will face compensation deductions

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Helen Childs, Withy King partner and head of Industrial Disease team, is urging mesothelioma sufferers to submit compensation claims before the summer or face potentially significant deductions from their pay-outs. *** Government announces new laws to take effect in July …

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Government announces average mesothelioma payments of £123,000 from fund of last resort

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In July of this year a fund of last resort will begin to make payments to individuals affected by mesothelioma, who have been unable to make a civil claim for compensation because their previous employers cannot be traced.

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21 February 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Terminally ill asbestos cancer sufferers face lower compensation

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A leading asbestos lawyer is warning mesothelioma sufferers to get their claims in before the summer or face potentially significant deductions from their compensation pay-outs. Helen Childs, a partner at Withy King, says there is still time for people who …

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4 December 2013 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma claim settles for over 150,000 in just two months

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Helen Childs in our Industrial Diseases team has recently concluded a claim for mesothelioma for an 85 year old former MOD dockworker in just two months.

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23 August 2013 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for widower of woman exposed to asbestos dust from his work clothes settles for £50k

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In-depth knowledge of the likely locations of asbestos in London Underground stations, and a detailed statement from the client were sufficient to secure a settlement in a claim for a widower following the loss of his wife from mesothelioma.

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Detailed history key to mesothelioma claim success

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This successful claim was for the family of a woman who developed mesothelioma after washing her cousin’s husband’s overalls. Helen Childs was able to recover compensation for the client after another firm had rejected the case.

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Substantial mesothelioma claim settlement for an 81 year old power station worker

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This claim for mesothelioma was for a retired power station worker was successfully settled during his lifetime making sure he recovered the maximum amount of compensation.

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Carpenter’s mesothelioma claim settled for over £100k plus within eight months of instructions

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Former carpenter Mr A was able to recover a substantial compensation for his mesothelioma when court proceedings forced his employer’s successors to settle.

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