Our IT systems are second to none and help us provide a lightning quick service to our industrial disease clients often achieving a final settlement within days rather than years.
We have industrial disease specialists in all major areas and guarantee to travel to meet clients wherever they may live. Our mantra is “get to know your client” because only then can we truly appreciate the effects not only on the industrial disease victim but also their extended family.
We will leave no stone unturned in collating evidence of all aspects of a client’s previous history and the effects of serious medical conditions such as mesothelioma and other asbestos related conditions.
All our work is conducted on a no win no fee basis because we know that industrial disease victims and their families are already under stress and the last thing they need is to be fearful of legal bills. We take that stress and provide a risk free service.
Making the choice of lawyer to handle an industrial disease case is difficult. You need someone with all the skills, a strong support team and the passion and desire to get the right result. At Lampkin & Co we guarantee you have made the right choice.
We are industrial disease legal specialists and based in Chester. We service client’s needs on a national basis as we travel extensively to meet our clients at home and to meet our “get to know you” promise.
If you or a loved one have an asbestos related illness call our industrial disease team for a free no obligation talk and let us prove how dedicated we are.
Asbestos related illnesses are…
Asbestosis – scarring of the lungs the medical term for which is fibrosis caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos
Mesothelioma – a malignant tumour in the lining or other areas of the lung that often carries a poor prognosis.
Diffuse pleural thickening – a thickening of the protective membrane around the lung. If this is your diagnosis you need expert legal advice now because the legal issues such as whether you should bring a claim now need careful handling.
Lung Cancer – exposure to asbestos has been recognised as a risk factor leading to lung cancer. Such cases are inevitably difficult as careful investigation of other factors such as life style, smoking etc need to be examined. Difficult legal arguments around the complex issues of causation are our speciality.
I may have been exposed to asbestos years ago. Can I still claim?
This question relates to the law of limitation. This law states that generally you only have 3 years from the date you knew or ought reasonably to have known that you have a condition or injury that could have been caused by the negligence of another. In the case of asbestos related disease this is normally triggered by the diagnosis so the date you are told of your condition is vital. Even if you inhaled the asbestos strand decades ago you would still be able to claim against the employer or other party involved because the date of knowledge was not “triggered” until you later diagnosis.
The company I worked for has gone out of business. What now?
We have access to insurance databases and other legal resources that will enable us to trace the insurers of your previous employer and direct the claim against them.
I have been given a poor prognosis. Will this claim take years to complete?
We at Lampkin & Co recognise the urgency of a claim relating to industrial disease and in particular an asbestos related claim. The court in which we issue proceedings also recognise the urgency and we are able to direct your case towards specialist industrial disease Judges who will set out strict directions to bring your case to a final hearing quickly.
Do you have the legal skills to look after my case?
The straight answer is yes! We have decades of experience and an enviable reputation for dealing with clients brilliantly. Most of our work comes to us because we are recommended by our previous clients and their friends and families. We are the right choice for you.
Will you come and see me?
Absolutely. We may take details of your case over the phone and get our initial research completed first and then come to see you. This generally means that we can make much quicker progress and use the time with you to fully investigate you case. For example we may obtain your medical records or enter into correspondence to ascertain the insurance company on the other side before coming to see you.
Where are you based and will I have to go to court?
We are specialist personal injury and industrial disease lawyers based in Chester. We service clients all over the country and use technology such as Skype to enhance our client contact. We may issue proceedings in a local court, because we are used to how the judges will deal with a case but if a full hearing is needed the case will be transferred to your local court if appropriate. Most cases of course will settle without the need for a court appearance. Only a tiny fraction of cases will lead to you appearing in court and if that is necessary we will fully prepare you.
I can’t afford legal fees. How can I pay?
If we take on your case we will work for you on a no win no fee basis. The correct term for this is a conditional fee agreement. This means that we must win your case to be able to be paid for our work at all. If we lose we do not get paid by you or by anybody. If we win by getting an award for you then we recover some of our costs from the other side (normally their insurers) and due to government changes up to 25%, but no more, of your damages will go towards our costs. Previously you would have received all your damages and ALL our costs would have been paid by the other side. Unfortunately the government reduced the amount the other side has to pay but in order to soften that blow the amount of compensation you will now receive has been increased by 10%. This is still a great no win no fee system that means come what may you will never have to pay if the case is lost (provided you comply with your side of the agreement by giving us reasonable instructions, not lying to us etc.) and you are GUARANTEED to receive AT LEAST 75% of any award or settlement. (The reason you may receive more, but never less, than 75% is that the deduction towards costs does not attach to every aspect of the damages for industrial disease compensation. For example future loss of earnings are non-deductible. We will explain this fully to you before you are asked to sign up.)
Contact our industrial disease lawyers now for a free confidential no obligation chat and let us prove how good client care can be. We guarantee to look after you in the best way possible, to take quick, focussed legal action to pursue your asbestos related claim and achieve the maximum injury award that you deserve.
Trust us. We guarantee you will not regret it.
If you have suffered an accident at work contact us for expert advice on making a compensation claim – you won’t be committing to anything. When you’re ready, call us on 08081 782110 or send us a quick online claim enquiry and we will call you back.