Angela Collins is a much-respected and highly experienced industrial disease lawyer based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle centre.

A chartered legal executive since 1998, Angela joined Thompsons in 1985 and now supervises the work of colleagues who represent clients from all over the North East and Cumbria.

Angela manages an industrial disease caseload, taking an active part in ensuring all clients receive a first-class service and are awarded the highest possible compensation in the shortest possible time.

Her specialism involves employer’s liability claims involving diseases, and conditions contracted at work, such as hand-arm vibration syndrome, work-related neck and upper limb disorders, noise-induced hearing loss and repetitive strain injuries.

Angela is proud of her “fantastic” team, which has an enviable record in industrial disease law.

Angela’s case experience

Military injury claim: The Ministry of Defence refused to concede liability for a soldier’s loss of hearing and tinnitus following an explosion. Angela issued court proceedings and advised the client to reject an initial offer of £25,000. The claim was eventually settled for £40,000.

Vibration injury claim: A railway worker’s employer admitted exposing him to high levels of vibration, but refused to concede it had caused hand arm vibration syndrome. Angela negotiated with the employer and secured £4,000 in compensation.

Personal injury claim: A steelworker developed hearing loss and tinnitus after prolonged exposure to excessive levels of noise. The employer conceded liability, but denied it had caused the symptoms. The case was settled for £6,000.

Testimonial

Valerie, a client of Angela’s, said: “Angela Collins represented me with my claim. She kept me up to date every step of the way and was very clear when asking questions and explaining matters. I would recommend Thompsons and would like to thank Angela for all of her help and assistance.”