About Our Mesothelioma Support Team
Living with a work-related illness is challenging. Our Mesothelioma Support Managers come from palliative care, social work, and occupational therapy backgrounds. The have the practical skills and knowledge to help you with the important day-to-day issues you’ll encounter.
Your consultant and healthcare team are looking after your treatment. Our mesothelioma legal team will pursue your claim. But who’s out there helping you navigate what other support is available for you and your loved ones?
Our Mesothelioma Support Team have strong relationships with local care providers, charities, and support groups. They have knowledge of the health and social care system and related benefits. They can put you in touch with local organisations to take some of the pressure off your shoulders.
We know that early support will make a huge difference to your journey. So, we’ll connect you with our client support managers soon after you instruct us to help with your mesothelioma claim.
What Our Mesothelioma Support Managers Will Do For You
While your lawyer investigates and manages your case, our Client Support Managers will work with you to assess what kind of support you need. This service is available at no extra cost.
They’ll advise you and help you to access:
- Statutory care and support services
- Understanding your condition and any treatments
- Local support and related charities
- Enable you to continue doing the things that are important to you
- Carer support services
- Adjustment and impact of your illness
- Ensuring those closest to you are properly supported.
Our Mesothelioma Support Team give you a direct point of contact when you’re not sure where to turn next. Whether you’re struggling with the challenges of living with a life-limiting condition, or just need a chat, they're here for you.
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Meet Our Client Support Managers
Jacquie Bates – Client Support Manager: Background specialty in working with families living with life-altering illnesses. Jacquie is based in the South and supports our clients there.
“This is a really person-centred and innovative new role within Irwin Mitchell, designed to assist those affected by a workplace illness, like Mesothelioma. I’m really excited at the prospect of being able to use the knowledge and skills I’ve gained during my 25 years as a Social Worker, to help and support our clients (and their families / carers) who are dealing with the devastating impact of a life-limiting illness. I feel proud to work for a law firm that understands and recognises that sometimes our clients require a more holistic approach to their needs.”
Michaela Morris – Client Support Manager: Background speciality in delivering occupational therapy into palliative care settings. Michaela is based in Yorkshire and supports families and people in person and virtually across the North of England.
“I’m excited to be taking on the new Client Support Manager role in our Workplace Illness team. Living with a life-limiting illness, such as Mesothelioma, or another work-related illness is so daunting, and knowing where to turn and how to plan for the future can be overwhelming. I’m an Occupational Therapist with a background in hospice care, palliative care and mental health. The support we can offer is unique and enables people to focus on quality of life.”
Client Stories – John’s Story
The team will also go that extra step if needed, as was the case with John. John was diagnosed with mesothelioma. While working to secure compensation for John, he was sadly mugged. This left John anxious and scared to live alone, so much so he wanted to move to a care home.
Jacquie, part of our mesothelioma support team, started to work closely with John. When the two first met, John was anxious and in need of constant reassurance from Jacquie. Over time, with Jacquie’s help, John became more confident and able to live independently.
On his relationship with Jacquie, John said: “Jacquie I love talking to you. I also appreciate your help that you give me. You are such a great person, so kind, caring and helpful to me.”
Contact Our Team
If you’re already one of our clients, our lawyers will put you in touch with our Mesothelioma Support Team.
You can also get in touch online. Our support line is manned by real people 24/7. Call us on 0800 056 4110.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.
*To make a No Win No Fee claim, you need to enter into an agreement that's linked to a suitable insurance policy. We'll explain this in more detail before we start your claim.