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23rd May 2013Plumber compensated for cancer by three former employers
A retired plumber who was exposed to asbestos by multiple employers during his career has secured substantial compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services after being diagnosed with incurable cancer, mesothelioma.
22nd May 2013Mesothelioma Bill: no act of benevolence, says Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group
The government's Mesothelioma Bill will exclude hundreds of people, many from this region, with the fatal asbestos-related cancer and leave others short-changed, GMB union organiser Michael Blench, chair of the TUC Northern Asbestos Support & Campaign Group, has warned.
21st May 2013Family pay tribute to 27 year old pedestrian victim on second anniversary of his death
A Durham family's long and distressing wait for a decision on whether the driver of an HGV which hit and killed their son is to be prosecuted is continuing on the second anniversary of his death.
20th May 2013Car insurers – profiting from motorists
Car insurers repeatedly claim they could cut premiums if only they did not have to pay out excessive or fraudulent claims. Some even say motor insurance is not profitable for insurers because of the cost of claims.
20th May 2013Analysis reveals car insurance companies are making huge profits and could reduce premiums
The major car insurance companies are making huge profits that they could use to reduce premiums for drivers, according to an analysis of their latest accounts by Thompsons Solicitors, published online today (Monday 20 May) to coincide with a House of Commons Transport Select Committee hearing on the cost of motor insurance.
17th May 2013Mesothelioma Bill no act of benevolence
The government's Mesothelioma Bill will deprive hundreds of people with the fatal asbestos-related cancer of compensation, Thompsons Solicitors says.
16th May 2013Retired Tyneside shipyard worker compensated for chronic lung condition
The GMB union has secured compensation for a former Tyneside shipyard worker after he was diagnosed with a disabling lung condition caused by asbestos.
13th May 2013BAE Systems pays compensation after driller wrist injury
A GMB member who had to give up his trade as a driller when he suffered a serious wrist injury at work has received compensation from his employer.
10th May 2013Daughter of asbestos victim seeks answers into premature death
The daughter of a Nottingham woman killed by an aggressive type of cancer is calling on anyone who used to work with her mother to come forward and help to answer questions about how she died.
9th May 2013Insurance industry motivated by profit, not concern for consumer, Thompsons tells parliamentary committee
In evidence to the Transport Committee inquiry into the cost of motor insurance, leading personal injury firm Thompsons says that the insurance industry has been stoking debate about compensation culture in order to undermine access to justice for injured people.
8th May 2013London dock worker compensated for asbestos disease
A former London docker who contracted a disabling lung condition after being exposed to asbestos has received significant compensation.
7th May 2013Whitehall security system fault leaves delivery driver with nerve damage
A delivery driver who had to undergo surgery for an injury he sustained while exiting a secure area in Whitehall has been awarded compensation by the Metropolitan Police.
2nd May 2013Family call for information to help explain asbestos death
The family of a former pottery worker who died from an asbestos-related cancer are calling for information about their father's exposure to the dust.
1st May 2013Unite Legal Services support paramedic assaulted while on call
A 46 year old paramedic assaulted by a drunken man in the middle of the afternoon while attending an emergency call has received compensation from his employers with the help from Unite Legal Services.