Asbestos News

Asbestos lung cancer claim victory – beware the full and final settlement

August 16, 2017

An asbestos lung cancer claim large win for a retired lagger acts as a lesson for other affected by asbestos exposure. Asbestos lung cancer claim- The Facts Our client, Mr A, was diagnosed with mild asbestos related pleural thickening in 2002. At that time we investigated the case. He had been exposed to asbestos as a…

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Mesothelioma legal claim failure leads to call to change the law

August 8, 2017

A court has rejected a claim for asbestos cancer mesothelioma which caused the death of a council flat tenant. The Asbestos Case Facts The victim, Mr Frederick Lugay,was born on 20 September 1938. He died on 19th July 2012 age 73. Whilst he died due to a heart attack the medical evidence confirmed that mesothelioma brought…

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Asbestos lung cancer – Court stubs out defendant smoking argument

August 3, 2017

An asbestos lung cancer claim appeal to reduce compensation to the deceased’s family has failed. The judges rejected the defendants attempt to further reduce damages due to the deceased victims smoking history. Asbestos Lung Cancer claim –  The Case Facts The Court of Appeal has heard a claim in respect of the case brought for the family…

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Asbestos Cancer Claim – Low Level Exposure Claim Appeal Welcomed

August 2, 2017

An asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) claim decision which denied compensation for a victim’s family is being appealed. Corries have welcomed this news which might give hope to hundreds and possibly thousands of asbestos victims in the future. The Asbestos Claim The case of Bussey was heard by the High Court earlier this year. The case went…

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What is Mesothelioma – and how Corries are supporting Action Mesothelioma Day

July 6, 2017

Mesothelioma is a cancer that,for the majority of sufferers, affects the lining of the lung (called the pleura). It can affect other linings of the body including the lining of the heart, the stomach and other organs. The tumour surrounds and presses on the lung and heart. For this reason Corries are supporting Action Mesothelioma Day (AMD). Why is …

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Asbestos Claims – Corries Seven Practical Points to help you and your family

February 20, 2017

Asbestos Claims are stressful for a victim and their family. If you are a victim or family member there are a number of practical measures you may want to think about: Practical Points Writing a will. Only 24% of the population leave a will. Many people assume that if they have modest income, savings or assets…

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Asbestos claims – A Five-step plan to help your claim

February 17, 2017

Asbestos claims can be difficult to make. Howard Bonnett of Corries reports on a recent claim where a man diagnosed with mesothelioma five days before his death was able to have a claim settled in his honour by his family. The Claim The late Mr F worked as a Gas Board fitter in the 1950’s.…

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Asbestos claim – Corries help determined widow secure compensation.

February 17, 2017

Asbestos claim specialists Corries Solicitors have won compensation for mesothelioma where an insurer denied providing insurance cover. The Background Our client, Mr C, worked as an electrician. He worked on the tools from 1964 to 1979 and was exposed to asbestos in rewiring work. He was diagnosed with asbestos cancer mesothelioma in September 2015 and died in February…

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Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme Increase

January 30, 2017

Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme Increase. Mesothelioma compensation will increase slightly in April for those who claim under a Government Scheme. The cancer, Mesothelioma, is caused by exposure to asbestos. It is incurable and usually causes death within 12-18 months. The Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme The Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008 will see payments increased by 1% in April. It…

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Asbestos in Schools – The Continuing Danger

December 2, 2016

The dangers of asbestos in schools has been raised in the media. A BBC Freedom of Information request has shown that in the past 10 years, 32 councils have settled claims for asbestos disease from former teachers, school staff or pupils. The National Union of Teachers also confirm that up to 300 people die each year because…

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£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

£55,000 - Asbestos Claim

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 - Road Accident Claim

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

£9,000 - Work Accident Claim

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

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Ben Roalfe.

“I would like to express my gratitude to you personally and also your team and company for achieving such brilliant results on my behalf.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ian Lawson.

“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

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Sue & Roy.

"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

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"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given my case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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