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Breathe Easy Week 2018 - 18th June - 24th June

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This year’s event takes place from 18 th – 24 th June 2018. National charity, the British Lung Foundation (BLF), has more than 230 support groups and many are holding events to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding lung health. ...

When should an accident or disease be reported to the Health and Safety Executive?

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When reviewing defendant employer documents for our personal injury clients, we sometimes find that the incident or disease being complained of wasn’t reported to the Health & Safety Executive. The relevant legislation is the Reporting of...

Landmark decision allows claimants to seek compensation for 'symptomless' injuries

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The Supreme Court yesterday [21 st March 2018] handed down its unanimous decision in favour of the claimants in the case of Dryden & Others v Johnson Matthey Plc . The appeal was brought by Waynsworth Dryden, Tony Cipullo and Simon York, three...

Notice of important claims deadline for former British Steel coke oven workers

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Stephensons has been made aware of a deadline for all potential claimants to join an ongoing group action for industrial disease claims. The action is brought on behalf of hundreds of ex-British Steel employees suffering from illnesses such as chronic...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’s nationwide event ‘Lung Cancer Awareness Month’ takes place this month and staff at Stephensons are doing their bit to raise funds for the charity. We will...

Call for 1% levy on Premier League wages to help fund care for retired players

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The daughter of a former England player has called upon the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to start deducting money from rich footballers’ wages, to set up care homes for ex-players suffering from brain disease. Dawn Astle’s...

US court awards $417 million in talcum powder cancer case

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A court in the United States has ordered pharmaceutical and cosmetics firm, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay more than $400 million to a woman who said she developed ovarian cancer after using its branded talcum powder. Eva Echeverria,...

Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

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Asbestos support groups up and down the country are taking part in this year’s Action Mesothelioma Day. In Manchester, the event takes place on Friday 7th July and will be marked by the symbolic release of doves, in memory of those who...

Deaf Awareness Week - 15th to 21st May 2017

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This year’s Deaf Awareness Week is taking place from 15-21 May 2017. It is promoted by the UK Council on Deafness, the umbrella body for voluntary organisations working with deaf people in the UK. Deaf Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise...

Global Asbestos Awareness Week - 1st to 7th April 2017

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An American non-profit organisation is preparing for its 13 th annual event, held during the first week of April each year. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) is the largest independent asbestos victims’ organisation in the...

The Road to Wigan Pier

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It is now 80 years since George Orwell’s famous book was published on 8th March 1937. The author’s son, Richard Blair, will visit the town as part of a programme of events to celebrate its links with one of the most important writers of the...

Key report on mesothelioma treatment published

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December 2016 saw the publication of the National Lung Cancer Audit pleural mesothelioma report 2016 . Prepared by the Royal College of Physicians and funded by charity Mesothelioma UK, it suggests that the number of people who survive for more than one...