News

03
Nov

Silicosis Claim

Woods Law made a successful claim for silicosis for a man who worked in foundries for Beans Industries and Duport Foundries in the Tipton area. Silicosis Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is found in stone, rocks, sands and clays. Exposure to RCS over a long period can cause fibrosis (hardening or scarring) of the lung tissue with a consequent loss of lung function. Sufferers are likely to have severe shortness of breath and may find it difficult or impossible to ...

22
Oct

Mesothelioma Claim

Woods Solicitors successfully won a mesothelioma claim for the estate of a man who was exposed to asbestos prior to 1965. There were significant issues raised on behalf of the Defendant, A J Dunning & Sons in relation to the level of the deceased’s exposure to asbestos. About mesothelioma In the UK about 2500 people a year are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It is also known as ‘diffuse’ or ‘malignant’ mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is ...

14
Oct

Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) claim

Woods Law made a successful claim for vibration white finger for a client who used floor saws, stihl saws, jackhammers, reciprocating saws, wacker plates and rammers laying cables.  The claim was made against Enterprise Utility Services, MP Burke, May Gurney, Kennedy Utility (Carillion Utility) and Balfour Beatty. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) causes symptoms in fingers, hands and arms, as a result of using vibrating tools. It used to be called vibration white finger. ...

29
Sep

Ex-pat Asbestos Claim

Woods Solicitors successfully made a claim for an ex-pat client in New Zealand.  He had an asbestos related condition caused by exposure to asbestos at Holoplast Limited. Asbestosis Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease characterised by a scarring of lung tissues, which leads to long-term breathing complications. The disease does not have a cure. It is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos, but may not be diagnosed until decades after ...

22
Sep

Pleural thickening claim

Woods Solicitors won a claim for a lagger who had asbestos related lung cancer and pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos with Joseph Nadin, CEGB, Kitsons Insulations, Newell Insulation, Darlington Insulation and Andersons Insulation.   Pleural thickening Pleural thickening, also known as diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), is a lung disease in which extensive scarring thickens the pleura, the thin membrane ...

15
Sep

VWF Claim

Woods Law successfully completed a claim for Vibration White Finger (VWF) for a worker at CJL Construction Limited using jackhammers, wacker plates, vibrating hand rollers, stone saws and road saws. Vibration White Finger is also knows as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and claims for vibration ...

08
Jan

NO WIN NO FEE SOLICITOR

You may have seen reports in the media recently of solicitors offering “ no win no fee solicitor ” but then subsequently charging their clients.   We want to reassure you that despite the change in the rules last April we continue to deal with claims AT NO COST TO OUR CLIENTS. To discuss a no win no fee claim for a work related injury or disease contact Woods Solicitors on (01244) 340560.

04
Sep

ASBESTOSIS COMPENSATION

Our client lives in Conwy, North Wales and was exposed to substantial amounts of asbestos during his working life as a joiner.  He worked on the construction of the power station at Trawsfynydd and later, for Taylor Woodrow, on the building of the Wilfa Head Power Station on Anglesey.  He also had exposure to asbestos as a joiner with Anderson ...

28
Feb

COMPENSTATION FOR DIFFUSE PLEURAL THICKENING

Our client was exposed to asbestos whilst working for Smiths Docks Limited during the 1960’s.  He worked alongside laggers and was present when the laggers mixed the lagging causing substantial amounts of dust.   The dust was particularly bad in boiler rooms.  As a result of the exposure to asbestos our client was diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening that caused significant breathing problems.  He had moved to Spain so it was necessary to ...

01
Feb

COMPENSATION FOR ASBESTOS RELATED LUNG CANCER

Our client’s husband was exposed to asbestos working as a lagger at the Shell Refinery at Stanlow.  His work as a lagger involved him removing old lagging and mixing asbestos in water to make new lagging.  This work created substantial amounts of asbestos dust which caused the lung cancer from which, unfortunately, he died.  Damages were negotiated for the asbestos related lung cancer with Shell’s insurers. To discuss a claim for