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Family of secretary who died from mesothelioma awarded compensation

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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,...

One in four construction workers may have been exposed to asbestos

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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.

Could asbestos have reached you through secondary exposure?

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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.

My Personal Injury Journey with Warner Goodman; Ed Witty's Road Traffic Collision Story

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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.

Protect your family against the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

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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.

Honesty is the best policy

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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.

Learn how to keep your child safe during Child Safety Week

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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.

Make sure you don't get tricked this Halloween

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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.

Hair today...gone tomorrow!

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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.