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I am a solicitor specialising in claims on behalf of people who have been affected by work related illnesses. I have experience in dealing with a wide range of occupational illness claims, and in particular for those suffering with respiratory diseases, occupational cancers as well as work-related upper limb disorders and industrial deafness.
I have achieved a number of noteworthy settlements across the personal injury sector. I am also keen to raise awareness of many occupational illnesses which all too frequently go unrecognised. I strive to ensure that my clients’ claims are pursued both efficiently and professionally and all with a view to securing the maximum amount of compensation possible.
I do my utmost to put my clients at ease and make every effort to ensure that they understand the personal injury process and receive the highest standard of legal representation at what is often the most difficult time in their lives.
I have always had a passion to assist people who have been injured through no fault of their own in obtaining justice and redress. My role enables me to fulfil this objective and ensure people are properly compensated for the life changing illness they now have to live with.
The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients rebuild their lives which have often been so drastically affected by the negligence of others. Building a rapport with clients is key to achieving this goal and I gain great satisfaction when successfully securing compensation for those most in need.
Irwin Mitchell’s principle objective is to put the client’s interests first. This is an outlook which I consider to be an essential part of the job. I also enjoy working within such a specialist and knowledgeable team who strive to ensure that those in need receive the highest standard of legal advice.
Away from the office I am a keen sports enthusiast. I enjoy participating in 10k assault course challenges as well as playing football when time allows.
“Ian and Laura were dealt a dreadful blow firstly when Ian was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and then when the secondary pulmonary fibrosis rendered his condition terminal.
“While nothing can turn back the clock, we are pleased to have been able to secure him a settlement which will ensure that he maintains a quality of life and independence during the remaining time he has with his family.
“Businesses have a duty of care to their staff and an obligation to keep them safe from the risks posed by their job. It is imperative that lessons are learned from Ian’s case so that no other employees suffer as he has.
“We hope that the conclusion of this case allows both Ian and Laura to move on and enjoy married life together.”
“This case highlights the terrible impact that exposure to clay dust over a number of years can have on workers, particularly when employers fail to provide adequate protective equipment.
“Following our instruction from Brian, we undertook a range of investigations and also launched an appeal for witnesses to help us gain more information regarding the conditions that Walter would have faced during his work. A number of witnesses came forward including workers who had worked alongside and could remember Walter. The information they provided was crucial to this claim in order to piece together the system of work and the way in which Walter’s exposure to clay dust occurred.”
“While nothing will ever change what Walter and his loved ones have had to face, we hope that this settlement will at least provide some comfort to the family and also act as an important reminder of the need to ensure workers are always protected from harm.”
“Leptospirosis is often caused by bacteria entering the body through scratches/abrasions or through contact with contaminated faeces or urine.
“As my client’s ongoing problems demonstrate, it is a hugely serious illness and all employers across the farming industry have a duty to ensure that their staff are properly protected from the risk of it.
“Anyone who goes to work deserves to be able to return home safe and well at the end of the day, but this case highlights the terrible consequences which can emerge when safety is not made a fundamental priority.”
“Derek was regularly exposed to high levels of respirable crystalline silica dust due to the use of power tools and working with stone.
“Occupational lung diseases have a devastating effect on lives and more regulation and enforcements of such law needs to be put in place.
“Employers and employees are still not aware of how to protect themselves from the dangers of silica dust and developing this devastating disease.
“I represent people whose lives have been shortened by the disease and even though we are able to recover compensation for loss of earnings and the cost of care, when we can never turn back the clock and heal them.
“The settlement of this case will hopefully give Derek and his family some financial security and help fund his future care as they continue to come to terms with his ailing health.”
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