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Occupational disease specialist

APIL has a specialist accreditation for occupational disease claims. If an APIL member’s profile displays the specialist accreditation logo it shows that they have achieved a particularly high standard of expertise and competence and that they actually specialise in this area of the law. However, due to the specialised nature of this accreditation we may not have a member with specialist accreditation in your area.

Only accredited members appear on the public search facility. If an APIL member's profile does not display the occupational disease specialist logo they will still be accredited at one of the general levels offered by APIL, having satisfied APIL's specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims.

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Miss Bridget Collier of FIELDFISHER in Manchester
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Bridget has always worked for Claimants and has over 20 years experience.  She is a senior associate at Fieldfisher in their team claiming compensation for asbestos related diseases for those in the North of England including Manchester and... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Gavin joined Simpson Millar LLP in September 2015 as a Partner in the Industrial Disease department. He has always represented Claimants and has specialised in industrial disease claims since qualifying as a... Read more
Mr Kevin Johnson of LEIGH DAY in Liverpool
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a solicitor and partner at Leigh Day based in Liverpool and specialise in claims on behalf of asbestos disease sufferers.  I have been doing this type of work since 1996 and was previously a partner at John Pickering and Partners and... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Principal Lawyer in the industrial disease team of Slater and Gordon. I have specialised in industrial disease claims, and in particular asbestos related illness, since 1987. My main areas of specialism include •... Read more
Mr Roger Maddocks of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Fatal accidents lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
For over 35 years I have specialised in pursuing compensation claims for individuals who have suffered injuries in accidents at work or developed an occupational illness. Over the years I have dealt with claims from  a wide range of industries as... Read more
Miss Sara Hunt of SHOOSMITHS LLP in Birmingham
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Partner and Personal injury specialist with over 20 years of experience.  I have particular expertise in asbestos and occupational disease claims.  I understand that if you are suffering from an asbestos related illness, or other disease or... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Iain is a Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in asbestos related disease claims at national personal injury firm Irwin Mitchell LLP.  In particular he specialises in assisting those who have mesothelioma and their families. In addition, Iain... Read more
Miss Emma Crowther of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Fatal accidents lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Emma qualified as a solicitor in September 2011 having joined Irwin Mitchell in August 2009 as a trainee solicitor. Emma specialises in dealing with childhood and sexual assault cases. Emma also deals with complex industrial disease matters. Emma is... Read more
Mr James Wood of BLAKE MORGAN LLP in Southampton
Occupational disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate at BL Claims Solicitors with over 20 years' experience in the field of personal injury. I represent clients in claims arising from accidents, injuries at work and occupational disease including serious injury and head injury... Read more

Your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe working environment and to protect you from injury. Unfortunately, every year thousands of employees develop occupational diseases. These illnesses can have severe consequences affecting ability to work and quality of life.

If you have an occupational disease you should not feel embarrassed or reluctant about making a claim. You have the right to seek compensation. Occupational disease compensation can help ease your suffering and help to restore your former quality of life.

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