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About Mercury Legal Online


Mercury Legal Online was formed in 2013 in response to wide-reaching legal changes introduced to the UK legal system. Before April 2013, a number of personal injury solicitors relied upon specialist legal advertising and marketing companies (also known as CMCs – claims management companies) to publicise their services and to generally raise awareness of individuals’ rights when it came to making a compensation claim. Rightly or wrongly, CMCs came under heavy criticism in the press and were often held accountable for creating a ‘compensation culture’ in the UK. These stories were quickly leaped on by the insurance industry and used as a justification for rising insurance premiums. Partly as a result of such complaints, new legislation was introduced placing considerable limitations on solicitors’ ability to pay claims management companies for generating leads and cases for their practices via their ads on radio, television and flyers alike.

Few of us would believe that the situation hadn’t gotten beyond control. Almost every other ad on television seemed to be telling us we could claim compensation for one accident or another. Sadly a few less than trustworthy companies entered the market, attracted by the rising fees that solicitors were prepared to pay in order to secure new clients for their firms. Many solicitors agreed that changes were needed and at first supported consultations to alter the system, but equally many believed that the changes that did ultimately come into force had gone too far and were potentially harmful to the most important people of all – those who had suffered an accident and needed legal advice. After the introduction of the new legislation a small number of personal injury solicitors chose to pool their advertising resources underneath the Mercury Legal Online brand to ensure people looking for help and legal advice after an accident had someone to turn to.

Industrial Disease Solicitors

Industrial diseases can be seriously damaging with long term, and sometimes life-threatening, consequences, affecting you and your family. If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered from an industrial disease you may be entitled to make a claim. From exposure to asbestos to developing a repetitive strain injury, our legal experts can help you claim the compensation you deserve. This is not something that you have to go through alone – our friendly team will make it as simple as possible by doing all the hard work and form-filling so you don’t have to and you’ll pay no up front fees. Just fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch. If you prefer, you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.

Are you suffering because of your job?

The term industrial disease is a very broad one and covers a number of different illnesses and complaints, many of which you can find details of on our site under the specific tabs at the top of this page. While we all conjure up different ideas in our heads at the mention of ‘industrial diseases’ it would probably be fair to say that the images most of us bring to mind are those of dust caked coal miners or weary-looking shipyard workers trudging home after a long hard shift. At Mercury Legal Online our solicitors do of course offer legal assistance to workers in such traditional heavy occupations but more and more we are finding that our industrial disease clients are from jobs that you would perhaps not normally associate with this category of illnesses. Our solicitors are currently assisting thousands of industrial disease victims from a diverse range of occupations including:

As mentioned above we do still receive and handle enquiries from those in more traditional industrial roles such as engineering workers, road workers and construction workers but the simple fact is that occupational diseases can affect anybody in any job at any time. At Mercury Legal Online the advice we give is free of charge and we guarantee that our solicitors will only accept cases on a no up front fees basis. If you think that you may be suffering from a condition as a result of your working environment – even if you haven’t been to a doctor about it – contact us now to see if you may be entitled to make an industrial disease claim.

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