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Asbestos News Roundup – June 2017

With asbestos-related diseases responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK every year, it’s important to raise awareness of these conditions and highlight the support that is available to victims and their families after diagnosis. We have compiled some of the UK’s online news coverage of asbestos-related issues from June 2017: A union representing workers within the construction industry has concerns that Brexit could result in some the UK’s asbestos protection laws being weakened, and has asked for guarantees that…

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Asbestos news roundup – May 2017

Once known as the miracle material, asbestos has long been known to cause incurable cancers and other diseases. It is now a banned substance and no new buildings in the UK or Europe will contain asbestos. However, the ban only came into force in 1999, so, it’s not unusual for a building built prior to this to contain asbestos. While the material itself is not dangerous if left undisturbed, even small amounts of exposure can cause harmful diseases that can…

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Asbestos News Roundup March 2017

Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5,000 people a year according to the Health and Safety Executive. Known as an industrial disease, conditions developed through exposure to asbestos can take decades to appear, and often when they do, the diseases are incurable, such as the asbestos-related cancer called mesothelioma.  While the use of asbestos in new construction is now banned, many existing buildings in the UK still have the material within them.  To help raise awareness of these illnesses and highlight where asbestos…

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How we help asbestos victims

Dedicated Accident Solicitors were pleased to be able to help local man, Mr Terry McGahey following his diagnosis with an asbestos-related lung disease. Having extensively investigated Mr McGahey’s working history, we were able to identify the employers responsible for his exposure to hazardous asbestos, locate their insurers and secure a substantial compensation package for Mr McGahey, giving him some financial security. Read Mr McGahey’s story in the Derby Telegraph here Mr McGahey also gave a video interview about his experiences…

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We Support Access to Justice

George Osborne’s Autumn Statement delivered a surprise for accident victims and their representatives. He announced an increase in the Small Claims Limit for damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity from £1000 to £5000 for all claims. There would be no compensation whatsoever for “minor soft tissue injuries”. As the vast majority of all accidents attract damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity below £5000, victims will lose and insurers will cash in. The consequences for clients are…

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We’re in the Derby Telegraph

The Derby Telegraph has this week published an excellent feature on our work in the field of asbestos-related disease and, in particular, the background and experience of our very own John Das. John set up the law firm from home in 2007, and soon started securing significant sums of compensation for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families. Since then, the team has grown and can now be found at their purpose-built premises in Derby, but still offer that same…

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Life-changing injury compensation

Dedicated Accident Solicitors helped machine worker, Wade Moore, win a 6-figure sum for his claim after he suffered a devastating hand injury at work. Mr Moore’s left hand was caught in an unguarded machine in his workplace as a result of which he sadly lost parts of three fingers as well as other severe damage to the hand. Only 19 years of age when the accident happened, Mr Moore lost most of the function in the hand and has thus…

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Successful mesothelioma claim

Dedicated Accident Solicitors were delighted to have been able to help the family of the late Mr Brian Ault after he sadly passed away having contracted mesothelioma following his exposure to asbestos many years ago working in the rail industry in Derby. Mr Ault had subsequently emigrated to New Zealand and his family saw an advertisement for Dedicated Accident Solicitors in a copy of the Derby Telegraph sent to them in New Zealand by a relative. After taking the claim…

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University Boat Race excitement

Everyone here at Dedicated Accident Solicitors were excited to learn this week that the nephew of one of our Solicitors, Alison Stokes, has been selected to row for Oxford in the 2016 University Boat Race. We all wish George McKirdy and the Oxford boat every success in the race. You can read about George and the other rowers here

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Successful claim despite obstacles

Dedicated Accident Solicitors were recently successful in securing a significant award of compensation for Derby resident, Mrs Brenda Tooth, when she was injured after tripping in a 3 inch deep pothole in the road, suffering a serious elbow fracture. The fall resulted in Mrs Tooth requiring surgery to repair her elbow using a metal plate and screws, and a hospital stay of nearly a week. Ever since the incident, Mrs Tooth has been unable to carry her usual shopping bags…

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