Why choose ASD for your personal injury claim? We are solicitors – not a claims management company

The first point of contact for an injured person should be a Solicitor. Sadly since the late 1990s many injury victims have been drawn in to contacting claims management companies. These unqualified claims handlers exist only to make money by selling the details of the injured person to a solicitor. Claims companies often mislead and…

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Asbestos, the Workplace and the Law: A Doctor’s Perspective

A recent paper on asbestos by Dr Philip Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician, entitled ‘Asbestos Attribution of Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer: Dosage and Probability Consideration,’ highlighted the increased risk people working in certain industries have of contracting mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. The paper also stressed the increased risk people exposed to asbestos through close…

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Recent Asbestos Papers

Stories related to asbestos have featured regularly in the news recently as the Government debates the much anticipated Mesothelioma Bill. Below are two key papers on asbestos: Consultant Respiratory Physician Philip Barber discusses the dosage and probability considerations around asbestos: Asbestos_Attribution_and_Lung_Cancer_-_Dosage_and_Probability_Considerations.pdf Tony Whitston, Chair of the Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups Forum UK, offers his opinions…

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Des Hudson calls for CMCs to be shut down

Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson told the Transport Select Committee this week that Claims Management Companies should be closed down, as the selling of claims by insurance companies may have contributed to exaggeration and fraud. “Aggressive marketing by Claims Management Companies is at the core of the problem,” he said.“These companies add nothing to…

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