Occupational Disease

The team at McHale & Co has a wealth of experience in helping people who have suffered because of occupational disease. We can guide you through every process, turning what can seem highly complex into a stress-free journey that results in you getting the compensation you not only deserve, but need.

Every profession has its safety issues, yet some jobs are more dangerous than others. In certain lines of work, occupational disease is a significant risk, especially in relation to illness and injury caused by exposure to asbestos. Some people are also at risk because of the types of tasks they are asked to carry out, such as heavy lifting leading to back problems.

Expert legal advice 

If you have suffered because of the conditions of your workplace, and your ailment could have been prevented, you need to speak to our legal professionals to find out how we can help. Speak to us today to discuss your personal situation by giving us a call on 0161 928 3848. Alternatively, allow us to get in touch with you by completing our online enquiry form

With our 'can do' mentality, you can be sure your case is in the right hands. We are an honest, yet modern-thinking law firm, willing to seek new opportunities and try new approaches if it is in the best interests of our clients, 

Claims related to exposure to asbestos

Exposure to asbestos can have very serious health implications, and there have been many instances of people successfully making a claim after having worked in a job in which they were exposed to the substance on a regular basis. There are a number of diseases connected to asbestos exposure, and these include:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-induced lung cancer 

Other work-related injuries

While most people would expect their health to not be overly affected by the environment in which they work, there are unfortunately various examples of people suffering because of the work they do on a daily basis. Some of the more common injuries that we have helped people claim compensation for include:

  • Back injuries
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injury 

Employer responsibilities

All employers have a general duty of care to make sure they properly look after the safety of their workers. If they fail to do so, and the safety of employees is placed at risk, this can have very serious consequences. This is particularly true with regard to occupational disease, which can have a life-changing impact and can affect a person's overall quality of life.

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide employees with all of the safety equipment and training needed in order to remain safe in the workplace. It is important to remember that workers also have responsibilities to look after themselves, however, such as wearing the equipment provided and following the advice given.

In instances where you may be required to come into contact with dangerous substances, it is up to your employer to have already looked into whether or not it may be possible to replace these chemicals with others that are less likely to cause harm. In certain situations, this will not be possible. However, in such scenarios the employee should be provided with the correct clothing and equipment to ensure they remain safe form harm as much as possible. 

No win, no fee

At McHale & Co, we strongly believe that access to justice is something that should be available to all, and not just those of greater financial means. As such, we offer a no win, no fee service, which means you will not incur any loss should your claim be unsuccessful. Because you will only have to pay if your claim is successful, this helps to remove any of the risk involved when making a claim of this type.

Speak to us

If you have suffered an occupational disease as a consequence of your working environment, speak to us to find out if you are able to make a claim. We're here to guide you through the process, offering the advice you need at every turn. We are able to take on cases from around the country thanks to the excellent transport links close to our Altrincham, Manchester and Heywood offices.

Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or allow us to get back in touch with you filling out your details via our online contact form.