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I work with Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP, joining in 2015 and specialising in medical negligence matters.
I also deal with high value, complex personal injury claims arising out of road traffic accidents and workplace accidents, as well as claims arising out of industrial illnesses such as asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma.
The legal system can be a complex and intimidating arena for people to find themselves in, especially when their lives have been changed by an incident or disease that they have no control over. I became a solicitor to help and guide people through this difficult system to ensure they get the justice they deserve.
The most rewarding part of my work is when I am able to make a practical, tangible difference to people’s lives.
Irwin Mitchell is a principled firm operating with integrity and clear values. I am proud to contribute to our sterling reputation of top class client care. We not only work to secure compensation and justice, but also take rehabilitation and recovery very seriously; we’re on hand to help with support and financial advice when required.
I work with a very optimistic, supportive and close knit team who work together to get the right results for our clients. Irwin Mitchell has a forward thinking, imaginative and very positive environment.
Spending time with my family, daughter and labrador, going on long walks, eating Thai food and travelling.
“This is another terrible case in which the devastating consequences of asbestos exposure have become evident many years after the initial contact with the material is thought to have taken place.
“Through our work we have seen how asbestos has had a truly awful impact on a huge number of lives, often as a result of employers failing to provide adequate enough protection to keep workers safe from exposure.
“We are determined to help our client get answers regarding his illness and would be hugely grateful to anyone who can shine a light on the working conditions at the George Brown shipyard across the period in question.”
“Asbestos was commonly used, or interfered with, in welding roles throughout the latter half of the 20th Century and it is highly likely he would have been exposed to asbestos either directly through his own duties or in his immediate vicinity.
“Sadly, with Mr O’Hara having passed away prior to Mrs O’Hara’s diagnosis of mesothelioma, we are unable to obtain his evidence in respect of the nature of his role.
“Mr O’Hara told his late wife and daughters about his working conditions but we are now appealing to any of his former colleagues to come forward with information they have on the presence of asbestos at work, the warning provided to staff on the dangers of asbestos and the protective equipment, if any, provided to tradesmen at the firms.”
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