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Our expert solicitors keep you in the know about changes to the law surrounding disease and illness – whether that's a work related illness, an illness made worse due to medical negligence, or even explaining how you can get access to the help you need.
Reviewing The Skripal Judgment

Time icon 3 May 2018 | Person icon Aimee Last

Due to the Skirpal's being heavily sedated after exposure to a nerve agent, the court was required to decide if samples of their blood should be taken...

Who Could Be At Risk Of Baker's Lung?

Time icon 25 January 2018 | Person icon Phillip Gower

From school cooks to pizza chefs: how can you protect yourself from baker's lung? Phillip Gower, Industrial Disease specialist, investigates.

Is It Possible To Make Occupational Asthma Claims?

Time icon 16 November 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Phillip Gower investigates how asthma is often missed as an occupational disease and how to go about making an occupational asthma claim.

Can All Cases Of Tinnitus Lead To Hearing Loss Or Deafness Claims?

Time icon 13 November 2017 | Person icon Gavin Evans

Gavin Evans explains all things tinnitus including what treatment is available and how to make a hearing loss and deafness claim.

A Guide To Benzene Poisoning Compensation

Time icon 27 October 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Leading Industrial Disease lawyer, Phillip Gower, explains how you could be entitled to benzene poisoning compensation.

What Can I Do If I Find Mould In The Workplace?

Time icon 13 October 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

What can you do to protect yourself from the many health issues caused by damp and mould? Phillip Gower provides advice.

Is Your Job Damaging Your Lungs?

Time icon 18 September 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Phillip Gower investigates the rise of COPD caused by the workplace and provides advice on how to claim for this life limiting disease.

Could On-Board Flight Pollution Be Affecting You?

Time icon 20 June 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Are pilots, stewards and passengers at risk of in-flight air pollution? Our Phillip Gower answers common questions | Simpson Millar

What Are The Effects Of Air Pollution On Health?

Time icon 12 June 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Simpson Millar explores ways in which to avoid the adverse effects of air pollution and provide support for those with lung disease.

How Is Air Pollution Affecting Lung Health In The UK?

Time icon 12 June 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Phillip Gower, Industrial Disease Partner at Simpson Millar, discusses the fight against air pollution.

FA To Research Links Between Dementia And Footballers

Time icon 25 May 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Family and friends of Jeff Astle put the pressure on the Football Association to carry out research into the links between dementia and footballers.

UK Air Pollution Levels Are Some Of The Worst In Europe

Time icon 23 May 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

New Research carried out by the World Health Organisation show that the UK has dangerously high levels of pollution that are putting children and the elderly at risk.

Court Rules That Air Pollution Plan Cannot Be Delayed

Time icon 4 May 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

After attempting to delay their publication till after the snap general election, ministers have been told to publish air pollution plans by the High Court

British Children Exposed To Illegal Levels Of Air Pollution At School

Time icon 10 April 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

An Industrial Disease expert responds to figures that reveal hundreds of thousands of British school children are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution

Simpson Millar Industrial Disease Team Attend Annual BTOG Conference

Time icon 26 January 2017 | Person icon Gavin Evans

Three of Simpson Millar's industrial disease solicitors attended the annual BTOG conference, which promotes best practices for mesothelioma and lung cancer sufferers

Busy Roads And Diesel Fumes Linked To Ill Health And Dementia

Time icon 17 January 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Reports link vehicle pollution and diesel fumes to ill health and dementia, find out if you could be eligible for compensation for exposure to air pollution

Ex-RAF Unit Struck Down By Terminal Illnesses Seek To Sue MOD

Time icon 17 January 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Specialist ex-RAF unit looks to sue MOD after exposure to toxic chemicals left them facing terminal illness.

Simpson Millar Co-Sponsors South West Regional Lung Cancer Meeting

Time icon 5 January 2017 | Person icon Helen Grady

Simpson Millars asbestos illness team, based in the South West of England, co-sponsored an informative meeting of the regions lung cancer experts

Welsh Lung Cancer Sufferer Praises NHS Treatment

Time icon 8 December 2016 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Phillip Gower, Head of Simpson Millars Cardiff office, reacts to a Welsh lung cancer patient, who has praised treatment he received on from the NHS

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