News Archive - 2018

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We would like to wish all of our clients and their families a very merry Christmas and happy new year.  Our office will be closed from 24 December 12.30pm until 2 January 9.00am

Here at our Liverpool Solicitors we have had a very successful 2018, making sure our clients have received maximum compensation with the least amount of fuss across a wide range of claims.

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Women are effectively working for free for the rest of the year because of the gender pay gap, equality campaigners have said.

According to the Fawcett Society, it will take 60 years to close the gap at the current rate of progress.

Its report found that jobs women do are more likely to be low paid and they are less likely to receive a bonus or progress to the highest job in their organisation.

The society has called for more action from the Government and employers to tackle pay discrimination, job "segregation" and help to get women into senior posts.

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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.  

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A 33-year-old medical researcher died from a cancer usually caused by asbestos, despite no history of being exposed to it, an inquest heard.

Rose Wharton died of mesothelioma at her Oxford home on 20 May, after being diagnosed in September.

Coroner Darren Salter said it was a "very unusual" case, because the illness usually only affects those who worked around asbestos for decades.

He told Oxford Coroner's Court he had never seen a case like it.

Most cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in people aged between 60 and 80, according to the NHS.

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Simpsons Solicitors in Liverpool have a team of dedicated and experienced employment lawyers.

We assist  in resolving employment disputes and have been continuously successful in winning compensation for victims. Our aim is to improve the quality of working life by ensuring you know what your rights are.

The most important thing for us is getting the best result we can for you, whether that is through enforcing your rights at work or getting the maximum compensation you deserve.  

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The symptoms of work related conditions can come on suddenly, for example when you start a new job, or they can develop over a period of time.  In the case of Asbestos related illnesses or Bladder Cancer the exposure may have been many years before you detect any symptoms.

Because the symptoms of an occupational illness may not come on until many years after the harmful exposure we have a team of highly experienced specialist qualified lawyers who can investigate your claim even where your employers have gone out of business many years before.

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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has supplied argument and evidence for years to oppose the government’s obsession with personal injury reform. The basis for reform is completely without merit, yet the government has been intransigent.

Lord Keen made it clear during debate on the Civil Liability Bill that the reforms are ‘policy’ decisions. In relation to a tariff for whiplash injuries, in particular, he said: ‘We are essentially taking a policy decision that there should be a tariff for this form of injury to deal with a very real issue.’

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When you have had an accident, you need to be sure that you can get the best possible professional legal help and Simpsons will provide that help.

We have a team of expert personal injury lawyers with years of experience in successfully recovering compensation for the victims of:

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If you've been treated unfairly at work or when applying for a job, it may be unlawful discrimination. Discrimination can be against your ethnic group, your religion and even your age. 

If you’ve been treated differently and worse by an employer and it’s because of who you are, it could be direct discrimination.

If you’ve been discriminated against, you may be able to do something about it.

When is it direct discrimination?

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A GMB member injured whilst working for a North West Council has been awarded £475,000.00 in damages after Simpsons solicitors fought his case.  The member (who cannot be named for legal reasons) suffered severe injuries, including a fractured skull, when he had a fall at work because of poorly maintained lighting.

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Asthma is a condition of the lungs that occurs within the general population regardless of the work done by the sufferer.  It can also be caused by exposure to irritants or allergens within the work place. 

Occupation asthma may be:

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Client Testimonials

I’d like to thank Simpsons Solicitors very much for their help in gaining a successful outcome to my case.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, for dealing with this matter so swiftly and effectively…I can now close that chapter in my life and move on.
Very good. Simpsons were clear in their advice, set out what was happening well and made sure I knew what was going on at every step of the claim. Honest advice given by your representative. Thank you.
Simpsons Solicitors were extremely helpful in every way, patient, listening to my concerns and questions. I felt that the advice provided was very knowledgeable and made me feel less stressed. Many thanks for all their assistance and sound advice leading to an agreeable conclusion.
Top Quality service which achieved the desired outcome and result. A job well done.
Professional and Personal. Kept informed at each stage and followed up by correspondence which was appreciated and beneficial.
If ever I was in the unfortunate position of having to employ solicitors you would definitely be my first choice
Been treated very well all the way through. Very pleased with the service. 5*
I would like to thank all at Simpsons Solicitors for the very competent and professional way in which my claim was handled
I would just like to say that I am very pleased with the service that your firm provided to me, and also the speed of the final outcome. I cannot thank you enough. *1st Class Service*
The service I received was absolutely first class, from beginning to end and it is really difficult to see how it can be improved.