North East workers could be losing out on thousands of pounds in compensation or even face paying thousands in legal costs after the suspension of a no-win no fee personal injury Solicitor.
Workers across the region were represented by Isaac Abraham Solicitors’ in pursuit of compensation for accidents and industrial disease claims, particularly hearing loss cases.
But now the industrial disease arm of the Bury-based firm is being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Enforcement officers from the SRA took the action after concerns were raised over a number of hearing loss claims.
Although no wrong doing has been established against the Isaac Abraham’s Solicitor at this stage, the intervention means Isaac Abraham can no longer deal with their Claimant ongoing cases. Many of their clients are North East based, having worked in heavy industry and mining and now face looking for new Solicitor to handle their cases.
North East law firm Sweeney Miller has stepped in to help victims left in the lurch after the suspension of the personal injury solicitor and is offering to take up their cases or or help them sort out how to deal with costs orders that have been made against them
Lindsey Christie of Sweeney Miller said: “The SRA intervention has left many people in a very difficult and worrying situation.
“Many cases, particularly hearing loss cases, are still in the middle of court proceedings or have already had their case struck out by the Courts leaving the Claimants with no compensation for their injuries and having to pay thousands in legal costs”.
“We are already acting for a number of Isaac Abraham’s former clients and are reaching out now to help others who could be concerned they will lose any compensation they are owed or have to pay costs and don’t know what to do next.”
Thousands of workers are entitled to compensation for hearing loss incurred at work especially those who worked in heavy industry.
Through its offices in Newcastle and Sunderland Sweeney Miller helps hundreds of clients every year win compensation for the effects of industrial disease or accidents at work.
Any workers affected by the intervention at Isaac Abrahams Solicitors’ can contact Sweeney Miller on 0191 568 2050.