Jane acts solely for Thompsons Solicitors trade union clients across the North West who have been afflicted by asbestos-related conditions. A highly experienced industrial disease senior solicitor of more than 25 years, Jane works out of the firm’s Manchester office.
She has an impressive background in winning substantial amounts in compensation for industrial disease claims, asbestos-related conditions, military deafness, stress, dermatitis, hand arm vibration, asthma and silicosis.
Jane has built up expert knowledge of the damage caused to health by exposure to asbestos and the progression of the disease. She now specialises exclusively in handling a full case load of multi-track claims of all the different asbestos-related diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.
As this is a very complex area of law, Jane’s expertise involves her in gathering detailed medical and engineering evidence of exposure, her clients’ symptoms and any financial losses they have suffered or may suffer in the future. Jane must also use her skills of detection to painstakingly track down the parties responsible for the exposure and their insurers. As is often the case, they may have gone out of business or been taken over.
Jane represents both people suffering from asbestos-related conditions and the families of those who have sadly passed away from the disease. She gets to know her clients and treats them with care and compassion, knowing that no amount of money will compensate for the loss of a loved one or replace someone’s previous good health. She strives to get the best outcome for her clients, working sensitively and efficiently, helping to guide often distressed and grieving families through the legal process.
The most rewarding aspect of Jane’s job is having the privilege of representing her trade union clients and she is truly humbled by their courage and dignity. Thompsons, she says, differs from other firms in that it has been a leading light in the personal injury arena for a century, running numerous landmark cases that have had a positive impact for claimants. The firm goes further than simply pursuing claims and is actively involved in numerous campaigns, demonstrating that it truly does put its clients first.
Jane is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.