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Accredited Occupational Disease Specialists

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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Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Dean is a dedicated Associate Solicitor who works in and heads up the specialist Asbestos department at Wolferstans. Dean is a member of APIL and is an accredited senior litigator and occupational illness specialist. Dean has a wealth of... Read more
Miss Bridget Collier of FIELDFISHER in Manchester
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Bridget Collier 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... Read more
Mr James Walsh of GA SOLICITORS in Plymouth
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Telephone: 01752 203536 or 07391 400123 Email: james.walsh@GAsolicitors.com James is a Partner and Head of the Asbestos Litigation Team at GA Solicitors in Plymouth. James is one of the South West's leading asbestos and industrial... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a solicitor in 1990, and joined Scotland's largest personal injury claimant firm, Digby Brown LLP in 2000. In 2009 I took charge of our Union client department, specialising in litigating employers' liability... Read more
Mr Craig Howell of BIRCHALL BLACKBURN LAW in Chester
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Craig Howell is a solicitor and partner at Birchall Blackburn Law and is Head of Industrial Disease at the firm. He has been a partner at Birchall Blackburn Law since 2010 and has been practicing personal injury litigation for 24 years. Craig... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in Leigh Day solicitors , London. I have specialised in industrial disease claims, and in particular asbestos related illness, since 1987. My main areas of specialism include • Mesothelioma • Asbestos related... Read more
Mrs Julie Harris of ALLAN MCDOUGALL SOLICITORS in Edinburgh
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Ross Whalley of LEIGH DAY in Manchester
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ross is an Associate Solicitor specialising in workplace injury and cycling cases. He has worked exclusively in the field of personal injury for 15 years having qualified in 2006. He joined Leigh Day in 2015 to lead a team dealing with personal injury... Read more
Miss Ginny Newman of PABLA & PABLA SOLICITORS in West Didsbury
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Hi - I specialise in employer liability claims - injuries at work of all types -  including industrial disease claims, and occupier liablity accidents, particularly including slips and trips in shops.  I acted for union members for a long time... Read more

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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.