Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool centre, Helen Templeton is a highly regarded solicitor specialising in representing clients with serious diseases contracted through exposure to asbestos.
Taking claims from all over the North West, Helen’s caseload involves a range of illnesses including asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer and the invariably fatal mesothelioma.
Where clients unfortunately die before damages are secured, Helen will progress the case to secure damages for loved ones. She is aware that there can be severe time pressure on claims and she attempts to expedite matters so that the claimant will know that his or her family will be financially secure after their death.
Helen started working for Thompsons in 2002 and went on to complete her training contract with the firm before qualifying in in 2004.
One of the reasons she has remained with Thompsons is its insistence on exclusively representing the injured party rather than those responsible for causing the illness or their insurance companies.
In her spare time, Helen holds an Everton FC season ticket and watches them both home and away. Helen also likes to travel.
HELEN’S CASE EXPERIENCE
One of Helen’s clients was regularly exposed to asbestos when he worked as a journeyman and patternmaker in Manchester for more than 20 years.
As a result of his work he contracted asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening for which Helen secured a provisional settlement. That means his case can be reopened at any time if his condition deteriorates or he contracts mesothelioma.
Helen won another provisional settlement for a former welder who contracted asbestosis after working for a shipbuilding company for 37 years. He began as an apprentice in 1955 at the age of 16 and worked for the same employer until he was made redundant in 1992. No warning had been issued about the dangers of asbestos and Helen’s client was exposed to it by working near laggers who applied asbestos insulation to ships.
Harry Tudor, Thompsons’ asbestos disease client: “I was very pleased with the quality of service received from Helen Templeton (Liverpool). She was so professional and explained everything in detail with patience and understanding of the situation. I would recommend Helen and Thompsons to anyone without reservation. The solicitors and Helen were excellent!”