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Neil Baines

Asbestos compensation lawyers

Nottingham personal injury lawyers

Home > Personal injury lawyers > Neil Baines - Asbestos compensation solicitor

Neil Baines - Asbestos compensation solicitor

Nottingham senior asbestos compensation solicitor

Specialising in cases involving asbestos-related diseases, Neil is based at our Nottingham office and is the firm’s Regional Head of the specialist asbestos team.

Throughout his extensive and successful career, Neil has handled asbestos-related compensation claims for victims who have been diagnosed with asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer, and of course the fatal disease, mesothelioma.

It is difficult to contemplate the anguish suffered by a victim when they are diagnosed as suffering from an asbestos-related disease. Neil’s clients and their families are treated with the utmost respect, consideration and compassion at what is a very difficult and uncertain time.

Sadly, many of Neil’s clients will tragically die before the conclusion of their mesothelioma compensation claim, so Neil always makes every effort to try to complete the claim within the lifetime of his client. If this is not possible, he will continue to represent the family to ensure they receive the just compensation to which they are entitled, with the minimum additional distress at an already difficult time.

Neil’s handling of a claim for asbestos-related compensation, from start to finish, will frequently include tracing companies and insurers, obtaining supportive witness evidence and instructing the most experienced medical experts. Where liability is not admitted, it may also include pursuing court action using the specialist accelerated mesothelioma procedure in the Royal Courts of Justice

A Nottingham solicitor, Neil is a member of APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)

Neil, who represents clients across the East Midlands, also works closely with the local asbestos support groups, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team and Asbestos Support West Midlands and he has a formidable reputation for fighting hard for the maximum compensation in the minimum time.

Successful asbestos-related compensation claims

Here are just a few examples of asbestos-related claims that Neil has successfully concluded.

Asbestos compensation claim – Mesothelioma

Sadly, this was one of the many victims of mesothelioma for whom Neil had to continue to represent his widow after his client’s death. This was a claim against two defendants who had each negligently exposed Neil’s client to asbestos during his earlier working life.

One of the defendants had admitted liability early on in the claim process, but despite Neil’s robust negotiating skills, the second defendant refused to accept liability for some time. Indeed, it was almost the day that their victim died.

Like many other victims of this fatal disease, Neil’s client had undergone many painful and protracted procedures before the diagnosis of mesothelioma was confirmed, and several more to try to improve his condition as the disease progressed.

Neil was able to secure almost a quarter of a million pounds in mesothelioma compensation for his client’s widow and family. The sum reflected the fact that his client was only in his 50’s when he died and should reasonably have expected to spend many more years with his wife and family.

Asbestos compensation claim – Mesothelioma

Neil’s client in this claim for mesothelioma compensation was the widow of a joiner negligently exposed to asbestos several years before. Her husband had not felt able to bring the claim in his lifetime but Neil was able to represent her in securing just compensation after his death.

Negligently exposed to asbestos dust in the 1970’s and 1980’s, her husband had worked on numerous construction sites, in and around other trades handling asbestos.

The defendant had refused to accept liability for her husband’s death but following extensive negotiations, Neil was able to secure over £140,000 in mesothelioma compensation, providing his client with financial security, if not the companionship of her husband.

Asbestos compensation claim – Mesothelioma

Neil’s client in this compensation claim, tragically died just a few months before Neil was able to secure almost a quarter of a million pounds in mesothelioma compensation. This sum reflected the fact that his client had only been in his 50’s when he died.

Neil continued to represent the victim’s widow but was forced to issue court proceedings when the defendant’s insurers refused to offer an acceptable sum in compensation. However, prior to the trial date, Neil was able to secure the just compensation to which she was entitled having been deprived of her husbands company at a relatively young age.

Comments from asbestos-related compensation claimants

Here are just a few examples of many expressions of thanks from clients for whom Neil has successfully fought for asbestos-related compensation.

"Very satisifed with the mannor in which my claim was made and successfully carried out. My thanks again to N Baine's for all his hard work."
Victim of mesothelioma for whom Neil was able to secure substantial compensation within his lifetime

"I couldn't have had more care and consideration from any other solicitors and I am very grateful that my case was put in the capable hands of Mr Neil Bains …Nottingham."
Widow of mesothelioma victim, received asbestos-related compensation

"I am very pleased with the service I have recieved it was very caring and professional and I appreciate all you have done for me and my husband."
Widow of asbestos-related disease victim, received mesothelioma compensation

"I would like to thank Neil and his secretary who were both excellent at communication and efficient. I have appreciated the skill that has gone into this case."
Exposed to harmful substances, this client developed occupational asthma and Neil secured occupational disease compensation

"The quality of service was exellent. We were kept well informed thoughout with visits to the house and regular letters. Neil was very professional and understanding at a difficult time for us which made the whole process less stressful. The outcome was beyond our expectations.

We are very grateful for the hard work, dedication and commitment … showed to our case over the 20 month period for which they persued it. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone suffering from an asbestos related disease."

Mrs Crisp was the widow of a mesothelioma victim - Neil secured asbestos-related compensation for her after her husband’s death

"Mr Neil Baines handled my case with great Kindness and sensitivity."
Widow of mesothelioma victim, Neil secured compensation for this client

"Neil Thanks again for all you have done for me. I hope that some time in the future I will use your company again. I would recommend … to my friends etc."
Client who developed asbestosis following exposure to asbestos dust

"Excellent sevice."
Client who developed asbestosis following exposure to asbestos dust

"I found your service excellent and would recommend you. Neil Baines who handled my cliam always kept me informed and the advice he gave me was first rate. And I would use you again if I had a claim. Many thanks, Richard Horne."
Mr Horne contracted asbestosis and other lung diseases after negligent exposure to asbestos dust

"Mr Neil Baines is to be highly recommended. He has fought my case on all levels and he has always been highly professional honest kind sincere and had kept lines of communication open. In the earlier days when i was very ill he even kept appointements within my home. My heartfelt thanks go to him …. Well done and thank you."
Victim of an assault at work, Neil secured work accident compensation

"On behalf of my mum … we would like to thank Neil Baines of the Notingham office for all his help."
Claim for mesothelioma compensation brought by this client’s mother following her husbands death

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