I joined the firm’s Workplace Illness team as a Paralegal in 2014. I dealt with claims for noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, carpal tunnel syndrome, vibration white finger, dermatitis, asthma, repetitive strain injury and other diseases which had been caused as a result of working practices.
In 2018, I started a training contract with Irwin Mitchell. Between 2018 and 2020, I'll have the opportunity to work in various departments across the firm’s Personal Legal Services and Private Wealth divisions before qualifying as a Solicitor.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Growing up, I always wanted to be part of CSI in the police. However, I didn't fancy working on the beat so I chose to study law instead. Through my studies and work experience, I was introduced to a range of legal services and soon realised that there's much more to law than what we see in TV dramas!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy assisting clients with legal problems that are too complex to manage on their own and helping them to obtain the compensation that they rightly deserve.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
No day is the same at Irwin Mitchell. I enjoy working on a varied case load and attending regular training to keep up to date with developments in the law. I am fortunate to work with friendly and approachable colleagues who are always willing to share their knowledge and experience so that we can achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work I can usually be found in the dance studio, the gym or spending time with family and friends.
I was heavily involved in a claim where our client was left permanently scarred as a result of a rare illness called fish tank granuloma, described by medical experts as 'a type of TB for fish'.
I was also responsible for a 4-figure noise-induced hearing loss settlement for a former BT linesman.
"Excellent service form the start, kept up to date at all times and Rebecca Wood is a credit to the business, informative at all times and very receptive to individual needs." - Rob, client (5* Trustpilot review)
"Special mention to Rebecca Wood my case handler who I found to always be available to talk to and who handled every query I had politely and explained all parts of the process very clearly and it was a pleasure to have her handling my claim." - Peter Bull (5* Trustpilot review)