FFW reaches £100 million pounds total compensation for asbestos victims
The Personal Injury Practice at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (FFW) has announced that the amount of compensation the firm has won for victims of asbestos-related diseases has reached the £100 million mark.
Since forming in 1983, the Asbestos Compensation Practice at FFW, headed by personal injury partner, Rodney Nelson-Jones, has won compensation for over 1,700 victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families.
Asbestos-related disease affects thousands of people in the UK each year. The damage caused by exposure to asbestos varies in severity. Over the yearsFieldfisherhave successfully fought for compensation for victims of mesothelioma, (an asbestos-related tumour on the lining of the lungs or abdomen), asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis (scarring of the lungs) and asbestos pleural disease (affecting the lining of the lungs).
Although asbestos-related disease more commonly affects asbestos factory workers, those working in the shipping industry and labourers, over the yearsFieldfisherhas also acted on behalf of professionals such as doctors, nurses and teachers who have been exposed to asbestos through their work. Those who live near asbestos factories have also been affected, as have the families of those working with asbestos (through exposure to their clothing) and even hairdressers who regularly cut the hair of asbestos factory workers.
Over the last 23 years FFW’s Asbestos Claims Practice has grown to six lawyers, all specialising in working to win compensation for victims of asbestos. In 2002, head of the practice, Rodney Nelson-Jones was awarded the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ Award for Outstanding Achievement for his work in the field.
Rodney Nelson-Jones, personal injury lawyer at FFW, comments: “We have been working on asbestos cases for the last 23 years and I am delighted that in that time we have been able to win compensation for so many victims of these terrible diseases. Although the dangers associated with asbestos were first recognised back in 1930, we are still seeing an increased number of people suffering as a result of their exposure to asbestos dust. Mesothelioma, which can be caused by only small amounts of asbestos, causes around 2000 deaths in the UK each year. It is vital that sufferers and their families receive the compensation they deserve. ”
For more details or comment please contact:
Rodney Nelson-Jones, (020 7861 4022) Fieldfisher LLP.
Peter Williams (020 7861 4825) Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.