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Asbestos Illness Compensation

Asbestos illness claims are a complex area of compensation law. Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors however are experienced in dealing with asbestos claim cases. Claims arise as a result of the inhalation of asbestos dust. In most cases the condition arises from activity related to employment and the claims therefore have to be directed against an employer.

A number of conditions can be caused by exposure to asbestos, some of which are more serious than others. Pleural plaques can arise in the lung and may not cause any symptoms at all. The Courts have concluded that pleural plaques causing no symptoms do not constitute an “injury”. Asbestos may also cause pleural thickening.

Asbestosis is a disease which slowly progresses and may have no symptoms in the early stages.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos. The condition may lie dormant for literally decades. It can then be a challenge to determine which employer was responsible for the asbestos exposure and whether the employer is still in existence. Equally, employers’ liability insurance did not become compulsory until 1969.

The link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma became known in the 1960s but the risk of lung disease as a result of exposure to asbestos was known much earlier.

Since these are difficult claims to pursue, a statutory compensation scheme has been set up by the government which provides more limited compensation than is likely to be capable of being recovered by pursuing a civil compensation claim.

The process of finding out whether or not you are likely to have a compensation claim for an asbestos related disease is not straightforward but it is risk free if you contact Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors.

For an assessment of a potential asbestos illness compensation case, simply get in touch.

“Proven experts particularly in high value compensation cases and severe injury claims”

YOUR TEAM OF EXPERT CLAIM SOLICITORS

  • Vicki Seabrook
    Vicki Seabrook
    Solicitor
  • Marc Folgate
    Marc Folgate
    Solicitor
  • Sarah Newcombe
    Sarah Newcombe
    Solicitor
  • Helen Hillson
    Helen Hillson
    Solicitor

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Vicki Seabrook
Solicitor

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Vicki was admitted as a solicitor in 1979. She was a legal adviser to the Royal College of Nursing and gained experience as a clinical negligence lawyer with a number of firms before founding Scrivenger Seabrook in 1989 and becoming Managing Director when the firm was incorporated in 2010. Vicki and her dedicated legal team are involved in a wide variety of clinical negligence claims. She specialises in dealing with high value complex cases and has been widely acknowledged by the Legal 500 and Chambers directory as a leader in her field. Vicki recently succeeded in securing a settlement for a child with severe brain damage worth in excess of £8 million.

‘The UK needs expert niche firms like this’, say clients of Scrivenger Seabrook Limited, which ‘goes the extra mile’. The ‘tenacious, realistic and sensitive’ Vicki Seabrook, who is ‘in a class of her own’, secured damages exceeding £1m in a case involving a GP’s maladministration of drugs.”

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Marc Folgate
Solicitor

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Marc joined the practice in 2001 having specialised in personal injury litigation at firms in Northamptonshire and Peterborough. He has been involved in a £2.1 million assessment of damages case in the High Court and has taken a disputed liability case to the Court of Appeal. He now undertakes mainly personal injury litigation for Claimants and also some clinical negligence work. He has a particular specialism in higher value claims such as those involving brain or spinal injury.
Marc is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and has regularly featured on BBC local radio discussions about compensation and liability topics as well as making an appearance on Look East.

“Scrivenger Seabrook Limited ‘consistently punches above its weight, and has a high level of client care’. The ‘particularly adept’ Marc Folgate has ‘insight, intelligence and an impressive client base, and is comfortable running high-pressure and high-value cases – defendants have to think twice before taking him on’. Among many highlights, the team settled a £550,000 catastrophic claim involving regional pain syndrome.”

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Sarah Newcombe
Solicitor

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Sarah is a highly experienced clinical negligence lawyer. She worked as a staff nurse for a number of years before studying law and it was natural for her to enter the field of clinical negligence litigation on being admitted as a solicitor in 1991. Sarah trained and worked with a large firm of solicitors in London before joining Scrivenger Seabrook in 1998. Sarah works exclusively in the field of clinical negligence. Her knowledge of medicine is considerable and she has the added advantage as a lawyer of having practical experience of NHS and private hospital practice.
Sarah deals with a very wide range of clinical negligence claims including Fatal Accidents Act claims, cosmetic surgery, dental claims, orthopaedic surgery and high value claims involving children with birth asphyxia.

“At Scrivenger Seabrook Limited, Sarah Newcombe is ‘always professional, honest, patient and supportive’. Highlights included a £450,000 settlement for negligent foot surgery.”

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Helen Hillson
Solicitor

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Helen is a specialist clinical negligence lawyer. Helen trained at Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Helen continued to work within the practice and specialises in clinical negligence litigation. She has a particular expertise in claims of high value and fatality cases such as those concerning delays in diagnosis of cancer.
Helen has recently succeeded in a claim on behalf of a child with severe brain injury, securing a settlement in excess of £4 million.

“accomplished and tactically astute”

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