Author Archives: Helen

Latest Asbestos Disease Statistics Released

On 28th October 2009 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released figures on asbestos diseases. The statistics coincide with a £1.2 million campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of working with asbestos.
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Compensation for Pleural Plaques – Decision on the horizon?

Pleural plaques are small localised areas of fibrosis found within the pleura of the lung caused by asbestos exposure. It has been argued by medical experts that they do not usually cause significant symptoms (if any) and do not impair lung function. Continue reading

Valuation of Mesothelioma Claims

This article should only be read as a brief outline of typical losses which can be found in mesothelioma claims and the way the damages will be assessed.  Each case will be fact specific and particular advice will be required … Continue reading

Miners Beat Knee Claims

Beat knee is a joint disease known as bursitis and is a condition frequently suffered by miners. Bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursae, these are small fluid-filled sacs which surround bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Continue reading