Neil Thompson

Viewing: Industrial Disease for Neil Thompson

He has extensive trial and tactical experience and is a skilled negotiator (mediation/joint settlement meetings). He has an established reputation for reliability, sound judgment and an approachable, user-friendly rapport with fee-earners and clients.
His recent Industrial Disease case load has included:-
- Lung cancer following occupational exposure to asbestos: causation Mesothelioma – retired steelworker Mesothelioma – former Dunlop worker
- Mesothelioma / myocardial infarction. Widow’s dependency claim. Cause of death. Occupational link or constitutional heart condition
- Mesothelioma claims involving section 3, Compensation Act 2006
- Asbestos - many laggers' interstitial fibrosis claims, many local authority employee claims
- Asbestos – application to court for further damages under earlier provisional damages order
- Asymptomatic/low symptom asbestosis. Cause of action following the Beddoes/Newcastle litigation
- Occupational asthma - causation, tobacco smoking / colophony
- Occupational asthma - incinerator worker, airborne dust
- Occupational asthma - teacher, bleach, chlorine
- Occupational asthma – isocyanates
- Occupational asthma - baker, flour dust
- Occupational asthma - mould maker, Aldehydes
- Occupational asthma - swimming instructor, chlorine
- Occupational asthma - borderline diagnosis, proof of occupational link, solder inhalation, asthma from non specific occupational irritants
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: causation: tobacco smoking/coal dust
- COPD - late onset following cessation of exposure/tobacco smoking
- Pneumoconiosis: British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation Claims Handling Agreement
- Many noise induced deafness / tinnitus claims – multiple employer issues, limitation/section 33 discretion, choice of appropriate defendant, apportionment
- Many Vibrating work equipment – HAVS claims
- HAVS and its association with carpal tunnel syndrome
- Many work stress/harassment claims (bullying, overwork, race, inter-relationship with Employment Tribunal jurisdiction/abuse of process and Protection From Harassment Act claims)
- Dermatitis – contaminated oil suds, chrome/chromate contamination of work gloves etc.
- Dermatitis - latex allergy
- Dermatitis - late onset
- Dermatitis - potteries worker
- Work related upper limb disorders – numerous medial/lateral epicondylitis and carpal tunnel syndrome claims for process workers.
Recent Seminars
- Getting the Most from Expert Evidence
- A Practical Approach to Breach of Duty and Causation in Venous Thromboembolism Claims
- Brexit: Brave New World
- Part 36 Offers - Securing an advantage
- Public Liability: Developing Obligations
- Low Symptom Asbestosis Litigation
- The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: Civil liability for breach
- The Data Protection Act 1996 from the Litigation Lawyers Perspective
- Vicarious Liability- the Limits of Principle
- A Practical Guide to Successful Travel Litigation
- Foreign Road Traffic Accidents: Jurisdiction, Procedure, Proper Law
- Drafting Effective Witness Statements
Notable Cases
Mannion v. William Kenyon & Sons Ltd
Birmingham County Court 2009. Asbestosis. Provisional damages: application for further award, effect of co-morbid conditions on quantum/life expectancy
Crust v. Powell
Telford County Court 2010. Motorcycle fatal accident. Proof of dependency following divorce and reconciliation: 100,000.
Weekes v. Stearn
Motorcycle fatal accident and secondary victim claims: 250,000 Oxford County Court 2008
Robinson v. Jaguar Cars Ltd
Birmingham County Court 2008. Abuse of process: effect of settlement of Employment Tribunal claim on personal injury claim
Rogers v. Birmingham YMCA
2008. Birmingham County Court. Work stress / harassment. 29,000 (settlement).
Mercury v. A.C. Lloyd Builders.
Nuneaton County Court 2006.325,000. Building site, back injury.
Ferguson v. Railtrack.
Chesterfield County Court 2005. 215,000. Motorcyclist. Severe closed head injury.
Kelly v First PMT
2004 Stoke County Court - Bus operator liable to driver employee for failure to install assault safety screen.
Coates v Jaguar Plc
[2004] EWCA Civ 337.
Turner v Moseley
2003 Birmingham District Registry 1.03 million - 16 year old severe head injury.
Petts v Copeland
2003. Birmingham District Registry. 2.9million catastrophic injuries to 6 year old in RTA.
Tall v Taylor
2001. RCJ. 1.2 million - severe closed head injury.
Jones v Stones CA
[1999] 1 WLR 1739
Bannister v SGB Plc CA
[1998] 1 WLR 1123
Memberships
Personal Injuries Bar Association.
Qualifications
BA (Hons)