Experts in Industrial Disease
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We are leading specialists in industrial disease and work-related conditions.
Simcox Oliver Solicitors was founded in 2013 by Matthew Oliver and Emma Simcox-Oliver, together imparting over 35 years’ occupational disease and personal injury experience. We are a specialist law firm acting exclusively for claimants who have contracted an occupationally induced industrial disease.
We are based in Altrincham in Cheshire and unlike other industrial disease and personal injury firms only employ experienced and qualified lawyers to deal with your claim.
What makes us different?
Unlike many law firms, we see our clients as much more than just a number. Our personal approach means we get to know everything about you and your claim. We appreciate just how important our work is to our clients and never lose sight of the people at the heart of each case, ever conscious just how vital it is to work hard towards a positive conclusion.
We truly pride ourselves on a personal service that constantly exceeds expectations.
How we like to do things
Service, Service, Service
It may sound like a cliche but service is everything to us and it is appreciated by our clients. Our personal approach to each case is what makes us different.
Legal matters can be extremely confusing to the lay-person. That’s why we are here to make everything as clear and simple as possible.
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Our team of friendly experts are always on the end of the phone to discuss your case. Rest assured, your case is always our top priority.
We cover the following claim types
Our specialist team of lawyers have extensive experience in handling compensation claims for people who are suffering from the following diseases, which have been occupationally induced through no fault of their own;
Can I make a claim?
The Limitation Act 1980 states that a person has three years to bring a claim for personal injury (or occupationally induced disease) from the date the cause of action accrues, i.e. the date of harm or the date of knowledge. This is particularly complex in disease claims as given the latency period of many diseases (the length of time between the actual harm itself and the manifestation of the symptoms) the date of harm and the date of knowledge could be many years apart.
If it is found that your claim is brought outside the three year period afforded to you by The Limitation Act within which to bring a claim, your claim becomes statute barred and you are prohibited from bringing a civil claim for compensation entirely. Many Defendants will argue that your claim has been brought ‘out of time’ and consequently part of our stringent vetting criteria will ascertain your exact ‘date of knowledge’ before we decide to take on your claim.
If you are unsure whether your injury or illness would fall within the three year rule please telephone us to discuss further.
How is my claim funded?
NO WIN NO FEE: This is the common term for a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). All accepted cases are funded by way of a no win no fee agreement. In order for us to accept your case on this basis, we must believe that you have more than a 50% chance of success, as if your claim is unsuccessful, we do not get paid for the work that we have done. If your case is successful then we are paid part of our fees by the Defendant (or more typically their insurers).
We will usually recommend that you take out a policy of After the Event Legal Expense Insurance before any significant legal costs are incurred. The conditional fee agreement and the After the Event Legal Expense Insurance policy work simultaneously to protect you from incurring any adverse legal costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. The conditional fee agreement protects you from a liability to pay your own solicitors legal costs subject to the terms of the CFA being met and in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, the policy of After the Event Legal Expense Insurance provides protection from the other sides legal costs.
We will discuss the funding arrangement with you in more detail once we agree to take your claim on.
We care about you and we care about the planet.
Simcox Oliver Solicitors operate an entirely paperless office offsetting our carbon footprint by using only 100% recycled paper, eco shredding confidential data and predominantly utilising resource free communication methods, i.e. email. Simcox Oliver Solicitors support the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) and have prohibited the use of ‘single use plastic’ in the office, #NoPlasticStraws, #PlasticPollutes. However, if you don’t have an email address we can still act on your behalf, however this is our preferred form of communication and goes a little way to satisfy our ecological duty of care to safeguarding the future of our planet.
Simcox Oliver Solicitors are proud to support the charity, Action on Hearing Loss (Registered Charity No 207720), a trading name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).
If you think you may be suffering from any of these medical issues and want to discuss the potential of making a claim please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 804 8004, or send us a message using the form below.
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