Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Birmingham office, Alison Fahy supervises colleagues in the multi-track accident team who deal with claims of more than £25,000. Alison deals with significant accident claims of all types, including those involving fatalities, and combines management responsibilities with handling her own caseload.
Alison has almost 20 years’ experience dealing with road traffic accidents and accidents outside work, involving all types of injury. During this time she has also dealt with all types of industrial disease claims, including those related to asbestos exposure.
Alison has a reputation for successfully claiming the maximum compensation her clients are entitled to and for keeping her clients updated on a regular basis on the progress of their case.
Alison is proud of Thompsons’ commitment to upholding the rights of working people and its status as Britain’s most experienced trade union law firm. In particular Alison values the firm’s commitment to acting exclusively for claimants rather than those who may be responsible for the injuries, such as employers.
Outside her role at Thompsons, Alison enjoys walking, the theatre, going to the gym and reading.
ALISON’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Mesothelioma claim: Alison’s client, a member of the Unite the union, had worked almost all his life for the same construction firm. He was negligently exposed to asbestos in schools and other public buildings when working on refurbishment projects. Soon after he retired, he started suffering from breathing problems and tests showed he had mesothelioma which can only be caused by exposure to asbestos and unfortunately it is always fatal. Although he died before the case was settled, Alison was successful in recovering damages for his wife and family.
Industrial disease claim: In another case a cook complained to her employers many times about the dusty environment in which she had to work and the lack of a suitable dust extraction system, but her concerns were ignored. After many years of working in these conditions, the client developed a persistent cough and was diagnosed with respiratory tract irritation. Alison was successful in recovering compensation for her client before the case was heard in court.
Alison is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is accredited by them as a senior litigator.
A Unite member, who contracted mesothelioma, said: “I feel I must personally thank you for your help and assistance in bringing my claim to a satisfactory settlement. Thank you for the professional and friendly way you guided me through the stages throughout the process.”