Diesel fumes – is it time for workers to make claims?

September 19, 2017

Media reports linking exposure to diesel fumes at work may have huge implications for many thousands of workers. Howard Bonnett considers if, some 20 years after coalminers won compensation for chest disease, is now the time is now for others to claim compensation? Corries Solicitors have noted recent potential claims against employers for compensation. Two recent…

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Pleural Plaques some free advice for you and your family

September 15, 2017

This is our simple guide and advice if you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques. Pleural plaques are a scarring to the lining of the lung due to asbestos exposure. Here are some practical tips if you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques. The Law Unfortunately since 2006 compensation for pleural plaques is no longer available.…

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Medical Devices & Products -The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

September 14, 2017

Corries medical products claims team are here to help you if you have had problems after using a medical device. Our team have specialist knowledge of hip implants and vaginal mesh products. Helen Richardson, Corries dual qualified Barrister/Solicitor reports on the law and possible changes needed in the future. Recent Developments Over recent months the…

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Corries support charity call for "car dooring " campaign

September 13, 2017

A campaign to reduce injuries from carelessly opened car doors is in the spotlight. Corries have welcomed a call for a campaign by Cycling UK for greater public awareness of the dangers of “car dooring”. Where a car door is opened it can lead to injuries. Cyclists,pedestrians or motorbikers make up the 8 fatalities and  3,118…

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Corries duo "paws" to help local charity

September 11, 2017

Corries staff have helped a local charity. Accounts manager Angela Daniels and her husband David (who works in our road traffic department) have helped the local St Leonard’s Hospice raise vital funds. The pair, along with their sprocker spaniel Buster,  did the four mile  “Paws for a cause” charity walk on Sunday 10th September. The…

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Asbestos claims -"Sea change" in the law may make claims easier

August 30, 2017

Asbestos claims could be easier if a recent case is used by asbestos victims and their lawyers. Corries asbestos team welcome a common sense decision by a court for a claim for asbestos compensation. It is hoped this will help other asbestos victims in the future. Asbestos claims – case law Corries asbestos claim team…

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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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Work pension claim wins retired miner £48,000

August 8, 2017

A work pension claim has meant a miner has won £48,000 for bad advice to move his pension in 1991. Corries pensions claim team have won his claim. Work Pension Claim – The Facts Our client, Mr S, was born in 1938. He worked in coal mines from 1960 to 1991 with a seven-year break…

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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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