Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle centre, Kelly Varty is a senior lawyer specialising in industrial disease cases taken from all over the North East of England.

Kelly supervises other lawyers in the industrial disease team and also takes her own claims on behalf of clients.

Kelly’s clients suffer from the psychological impact of industrial accidents and from a range of conditions such as cancers, respiratory problems and skin diseases contracted in the workplace and covered by the Care of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations.

Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2003, having joined Thompsons as a litigation assistant in 2000.

Kelly takes great pride in winning compensation for working people who have suffered extremely painful and potentially fatal conditions because of their work.

Outside working hours Kelly likes to spend as much time as possible with her family, including her two sons.

CASE EXPERIENCE

Here is a small sample of Kelly’s successful claims on behalf of Thompsons’ clients:

Kelly secured £225,000 in damages for a residential child care worker who was attacked by a service user. Kelly’s client was travelling in one of her employer’s vehicles when one of the passengers began to hit her head against the vehicle. The service user then head butted the claimant causing serious injuries to her arm, back and neck and left her with psychiatric injuries. As a result of the attack Kelly’s client was forced to retire early from her job.

Kelly represented a group of workers employed by specialist chemicals company Fine Organics Limited who had been negligently exposed to Solatenol a hazardous fungicide. The substance left Kelly’s clients with serious dermatitis. Initially management denied liability but the Health and Safety Executive asserted that the company was at fault and Kelly secured compensation of between £5000 and £14000 for her clients.

TESTIMONIALS

“Dear Kelly, Just saying thank you does not seem nearly enough.  I am so incredibly thankful for all your hard work and expertise on my case.  This has not been the easiest of cases and I really appreciate the time, effort and support you gave me.  What an accomplishment after the last four years. Thank you for everything you have done on my behalf.”

“I would like to thank Kelly and Louise who worked on my case.  They have been amazing support through this very difficult time.  I am very happy with the outcome of the claim as it has now given me the security I needed and hoped for.  I can't thank you enough and I send my best wishes to all at Thompsons, thank you.”

“My case was handled very professionally.  Any forms etc. that I had to fill in were easy to understand.  If I needed any help or advice it was only a phone call away.”

“The claim was handled professionally and very quickly, extremely pleased with the service received.”

“I would like to thank Kelly and Louise who worked on my case. They have been amazing support through this very difficult time. I am very happy with the outcome of the claim as it has now given me the security I needed and hoped for. I can’t thank you enough and I send my best wishes to all at Thompsons, thank you.”