Scottish lawyer Angus Logan welcomes TUC report on compensation culture
A LEADING Scottish lawyer Angus Logan has welcomed a TUC report published on Friday (May 20), which shatters the commonly held myth of a compensation culture in the UK.
Findings of the TUC report included the fact that less than one in ten people made ill or injured by their work ever receive any compensation from the state or from their employers.
Angus Logan is director of the Accident Claims & Personal Injury Damages Centre, a division of Frazer Coogans Solicitors of Ayr.
Angus Logan said:
“As Scottish Secretary of P.E.O.P.I.L (Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers) I welcome the TUC Report and Findings. It bears out my own experience every day in handling claims for serious industrial accidents and diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.
“The proposed legislation on corporate manslaughter in England is welcome if rather late.
“However, when it comes to industrial accidents and diseases, prevention would be much better than a cure. Most of these industrial accidents are quite preventable.
“It is often very sad to tell the victim of an industrial injury that he or she is legally too late to claim compensation because they did not know that they could claim for their serious injury.
“The Government should give the Health & Safety Executive greater funding, resources and “teeth” with which better to regulate and prevent injuries at work.”
About Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Ayrshire solicitors Frazer Coogans have expanded rapidly from small beginnings in the 1980s to offer a friendly and personal service to all clients from their modern premises in Ayr town centre.
From their Ayr base, Norman Geddes, Lauren Fowler and associate Angus Logan – all experienced solicitors - along with their professional and dedicated staff, provide a comprehensive suite of legal services to Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland and the UK, with particular expertise in accident claims, personal injury damages, property conveyancing, divorce and family law, wills, estates and executries.
Frazer Coogans’ Ayr office operates a specialist Accident Claims & Personal Injury Damages Centre to assist clients in making claims for personal injury damages after road traffic, workplace, slip and trip accidents and also in criminal injuries compensation.
This Ayrshire firm of solicitors has also established a significant presence in Scotland’s property conveyancing market, advising clients on all aspects of buying, selling and leasing premises both domestic and commercial, and handling property conveyancing for diverse clients across Scotland.
Scottish divorce and family law is another area in which Frazer Coogans solicitors possess particular expertise, advising on the legal, financial and child related issues associated with divorce, providing negotiation for amicable settlement and undertaking litigation where needed.
Frazer Coogans solicitors also offer a professional, dedicated and sympathetic service for wills and estates in the UK, including the administration of estates and appointing Executries.
In 2003 Frazer Coogans successfully attained the “Investors in People” standard.
The firm is fully computerised with Broadband connection. It occupies modern premises in the centre of Ayr with adjacent parking for clients and wheelchair-friendly access.
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