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Leeds couple win compensation following honeymoon road accident

A couple from Leeds have been awarded compensation following a head on collision whilst on tour in Italy.  The couple, Angela and Simon Howland, were on the holiday of a lifetime, cruising the Mediterranean when the collision occurred.  Their tour bus was travelling between Sorrento and Pompeii and was travelling through a tunnel when it was forced to swerve to avoid a head on collision with another vehicle.   The bus, which was transporting tourists from the cruise, then crashed into the tunnel wall causing substantial personal injury to the driver and many of the passengers.  The driver of the on-coming vehicle was killed at the scene.

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Laser treatment severely burns client

A claimant has won £5,000 in compensation after sustaining burns to her arms and legs after receiving hair removal laser treatment.  The woman had gone to a beauty salon to have several areas of her body lasered, including her lower legs and arms, which left her with visible burn marks upon completion of the treatment.  It was subsequently discovered that the beautician carrying out the treatment had turned the power of the laser too high, resulting in the burns.

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Former pipefitter wins compensation for asbestosis

A former pipefitter who approached his union following a diagnosis of the incurable lung disease, asbestosis, has been awarded compensation after winning his claim against a former employer.  64-year-old Michael Adcock developed the disease after having worked for 18 years for a Leicestershire engineering company refurbishing boilers that had asbestos in their insulation.  As part of his job, Mr Adcock had to remove insulation from boilers manually which caused asbestos dust to be in the air and then settle on his skin, hair and clothing.  It was learned that he had worked at the company for four years before being offered any protection for breathing in the dust or protective clothing.

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Mesothelioma Claims

Mesothelioma is a devastating disease. It is a highly aggressive form of cancer most commonly found in men who have been exposed to asbestos throughout their working life. The condition is contracted by breathing asbestos fibres into the lungs. The microscopic asbestos fibres aggravate the cells of the lungs and cause them to mutate into cancerous cells. Mesothelioma usually affects the lungs but can also be found in the stomach.

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Family Claim for Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma rates are increasing year on year, and a recent case has demonstrated the wide-reaching harm that asbestos can cause.

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