Lisa specialises solely in fighting for trade union members who are victims of asbestos-related disease. A highly experienced industrial disease lawyer of 20 years, Lisa took up the asbestos brief seven years ago, working out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.
She has an impressive background in handling industrial disease claims for asbestos-related diseases, vibration white finger (VWF), work-related deafness and work-related stress. Lisa approaches her trade union clients and their families with care and compassion. Having built a comprehensive knowledge of the health risks of asbestos exposure, Lisa regularly deals with cases of pleural thickening, asbestosis and cancers. Many of the trade union members she helps are terminally ill with asbestos-related lung cancer such as mesothelioma. Lisa understands that some of her trade union clients are unaware of the reduced life expectancy caused by asbestos-related diseases, therefore she always endeavours to secure the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time, while remaining supportive, caring and compassionate towards her clients. Lisa handles her cases quickly, efficiently and sensitively.
Lisa also represents the families of people who have sadly died from asbestos-related disease and uses her natural empathy, skills and legal expertise to help grieving and often distressed families through their ordeal.
Receiving a great deal of satisfaction out of her job is one of the things Lisa enjoys most about working at Thompsons Solicitors. She is also proud of the firm’s connection to the trade union movement and the Labour Party, and the fact that the firm only ever represents the victims of injury, never employers or insurance companies.
On her days off, Lisa enjoys walking, cycling and days out with her children and family.
LISA’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Asbestosis compensation claim: Lisa’s client, a trade union member, was a scaffolder who worked at the Windscale power station in Sellafield during the 1960s. He was present when the laggers sprayed asbestos paste onto the walls of the heat exchangers in the AGR reactor plant and, as a result, subsequently developed asbestosis. Lisa won his case and secured a sum of £24,500.
Lisa is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
The widow of a former Thompsons Solicitors personal injury client, said: “I just want to say thank you for all the work you have put in over the years. You were very good with my husband when you visited. I know it was hard for him with the speech and understanding problems that he had, and also he was finding it very hard to come to terms with being told that his condition was terminal. The outcome was more than I could have expected so once again, thank you.”