News Archive - 2013

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Most skilled and unskilled workers in the thermal insulation, shipbuilding and repair and the trades involved in construction were put at risk by working with or in the vicinity of asbestos without protection. Claims for compensation can be brought against employers or occupiers of buildings many years after the exposure. However the passage of time can make it very difficult to prove who was responsible for the exposure.

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The newly-elected president of Warrington Law Society is determined to use his year in office to promote local law firms.

Stephen Lawson, a partner at Warrington-headquartered Forshaws Davies Ridgway (FDR), is keen to promote the message “keep law local” and is urging both individuals and businesses to employ local solicitors, instead of going to big city law firms.

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You can be unfairly dismissed in a number of ways, including by being made redundant or by being forced to resign which could be constructive dismissal. Unfair dismissal cannot be claimed by everyone as there are certain qualifying criteria that must be met.

Your employer should give you warning of any disciplinary action before taking any steps against you. The employer must act fairly and follow a fair procedure.

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Andrew Russell v Britannia Hotels Limited
 
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If you are a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic accident and even if your driver was at fault you have a very strong case for personal injury compensation, for although the driver was at fault the passenger wasn't.
 
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Simpsons Solicitors are proud to work closely with the North West and Irish Region of the GMB Trade Union, we are specialist Trade Union Solicitors with years of experience in working with Trade Union members. We have represented their members and have been continuously successful in winning compensation for members covering accidents in the workplace as well as acting in a wide range of Employment matters. Without the financial support of the GMB Union their members may not have been able to proceed with their cases.

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An occupational illness is a medical condition caused by work you are doing, or have done in the past. It may be caused by your work activities, or something you have worked with such as asbestos or chemicals.

Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with medical conditions caused by their work. Exposure to dust, fumes, noise and vibration can all cause long-term health problems, including:

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When you have been involved in a Slip, Trip or Fall there are some points to remember
 
  • Write down exactly where the accident occurred
  • Take details of anyone who witnessed the accident
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GMB Trade Union members have access to FREE legal assistance from Simpsons Solicitors
 
The GMB Trade Union has a long-standing relationship with Simpsons Solicitors who have a team of expert personal injury lawyers and employment lawyers who have successfully represented our members and their families for many years.
 

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Claims for compensation can be brought against employers or occupiers of buildings many years after the exposure. However the passage of time can make it very difficult to prove who was responsible for the exposure.
 
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From 1st April 2013 lawyers can no longer recover all of their costs of pursuing a claim directly from the negligent Defendant of their insurers.  
 

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