A diagnosis of mesothelioma will be a devastating one and will mean making significant changes to your life for both you and your family. A diagnosis due to exposure to asbestos in the workplace will mean that you are entitled to make a claim for compensation to help you with the necessary costs for care and to cover loss of earnings. Catriona Ralls, Industrial Disease specialist within our Personal Injury team, explains more here about how much you may be entitled to claim and how we can support you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
Recently, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published figures showing that deaths caused by mesothelioma reached 2,523 in 2017, with the majority of cases stemming from contact with asbestos in the workplace. This shows that, despite the use of asbestos in the UK being banned completely since 1999, the after effects are still being felt. Here, Catriona Ralls, mesothelioma specialist within our Personal Injury team, details why we need to still take precautions when dealing with asbestos.
Secondary exposure to asbestos is when someone who does not typically come in to contact with the substance is exposed through the transference of the asbestos fibres. Catriona Ralls, mesothelioma specialist within our Personal Injury, here explains more about secondary exposure to asbestos and whether you can bring a claim for compensation if you develop this life threatening illness.
Employers are once again being reminded of their responsibilities regarding asbestos following a compensation award of £360,000 for the family of a woman who died from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in her workplace. Catriona Ralls,...
A recent survey from the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) has revealed that one in four construction workers believe they could have been exposed to asbestos and therefore susceptible to developing the fatal illness, mesothelioma. Catriona Ralls, Industrial Disease specialist, reviews here the results of the survey and why it is so important that workers in this sector take the proper precautions.
The now banned use of asbestos in property and industry has led to thousands of fatalities over recent decades. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2015 there were 2,542 deaths from mesothelioma, an incurable lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Here at Warner Goodman, our Personal Injury team work tirelessly for those who have become injured through no fault of their own; whether that be due to an industrial illness such as asbestosis, a fall, an accident at work, or a road traffic collision leading to a serious injury.
It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week this week, which comes shortly after the implementation of new regulations for landlords to ensure their properties are adequately fitted with appropriate alarms.
The world of personal injury is open to a mixture of positive and negative undertones; helping the genuinely injured back to health with financial support for medical bills and rehabilitation while at the other end of the spectrum the idea of supporting a compensation culture. A new law introduced last month has helped us take one step further away from the latter as the battle against dishonest claimants continues.
Staff at Warner Goodman LLP are calling on families in Hampshire to take part in Child Safety Week (23rd to 29th June) to educate themselves on how to prevent their children from having devastating accidents.
With Halloween approaching, everywhere we turn we see carved pumpkins, severed limbs and cobwebs adorning our shop windows. Our thoughts are turning to decorations to adorn our porches, and stocking up with sweets for trick or treaters. However, home owners also need to ensure that their home is safe for those trick or treaters, and that they don’t get faced with a nasty trick themselves in the form of an injury claim.
Most people will look forward to their next hair appointment, excited about having a new style or colour. One thing you don’t expect is to lose your hair as a consequence. This is exactly what happened to one lady, and here Catriona Ralls, member of the Personal Injury team, explains the impact this had on her clients’ life, and how coming to her gave her access to the help and support needed to rebuild her confidence.