I joined the firm’s Workplace Illness team as a Paralegal in 2014. In 2018, I started a training contract with the firm and had the opportunity to work in various departments across the Personal Legal Services and Private Wealth divisions. I qualified as a Solicitor in the Workplace Illness team in May 2020.
I represent clients who suffer with conditions caused by their employment. This includes respiratory conditions such as occupational asthma as well as dermatitis and hand arm vibration syndrome. I also represent former military personnel who have been injured as a result of their service, particularly those who have suffered noise induced hearing loss.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Growing up, I enjoyed investigating things and always thought that I wanted to work in the police. However, through my studies and work experience, I was introduced to a range of legal services and soon realised that there was much more to law than 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.
"Finding out I had a problem was made so much easier with the help from two very professional ladies from Irwin Mitchell Rebecca Woods and Sarah Tagg. They made everything so easy for me, in that they did everything in the way they said they would, which really made me feel so at ease..." - John, client (read full 5* Trustpilot review)
"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)