A leading Warwickshire personal injury solicitor has expressed her disappointment and frustration that there are still no answers more than two years after a devastating Leamington factory fire rocked the community.

An employee tragically lost his life in the incident and many more were deeply affected.

The fire took place at Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd on August 27, 2021 and Claire Kirwan, who is bringing civil claims on behalf of some of those affected by the fire, is calling for more urgency from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to conclude its findings.

Claire, a partner and head of the personal injury department at Blythe Liggins, said: “The lack of answers means ongoing uncertainty for those affected by the fire.

“While the HSE have advised that this investigation is not typical due to the size and complexity, it does seem to be taking a very long time.

“Throughout my 25-year legal career, I’ve not known a Health and Safety Executive report to take more than two years.

“We’ve been waiting for this report and we’re more than 24 months down the line and it’s still not finalised.”

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.

Claire added: “The work the HSE does is very important but we are disappointed that this report is taking so long.

“I would urge the HSE to really push things forward so that we can have some much-needed answers for those that were affected so badly and continue to be affected.”

Claire, who has appeared on BBC Watchdog and Legal TV throughout her career, will continue to push for answers for her clients.

For more information on Blythe Liggins, call 01926 831231 or visit www.blytheliggins.co.uk.

CAPTION:  Claire Kirwan, Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence.

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