If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Making a claim of this type may seem daunting, but the team at McHale & Co is here to guide you through. We deliver a personal and high-quality service, offering the advice you need every step of the way.

We view our personal injury team as one of the very best in the North West, so you can be sure your claim is in safe hands. We will provide all of the guidance you need as your claim progresses through every stage. Contact our friendly and committed team today by calling 0161 928 3848 or by completing our online enquiry form.

Making a claim

Each year thousands of workers are left with injuries or illnesses as a result of their working conditions. This could be because a colleague has been negligent or an employer has not adhered to the rules relating to an employee’s safety at work. Ultimately, however, we should all be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that our employers will do everything they can to protect us from work related accidents and illnesses.

We understand that you may have some reluctance to bring a claim against your current or former employer, but if you have suffered because of the actions of others, you should be entitled to make a claim to compensate for the hurt and inconvenience caused. A physical injury can not only cause physical pain, it can also have wider-reaching consequences, such as affecting your ability to work and impacting your psychological well-being.

To avoid accidents occurring, your employer must ensure that its employees carry out their work in the safest way possible, bearing in mind the type of job, the materials and equipment used and the tasks involved. Employers need to ensure that the place, or places, where you work and their premises in general are safe for their staff. They are also responsible for the heating, lighting and ventilation of the workplace and even the car park.

Employer responsibilities

To offer adequate protection from the chance of an accident at work, employers must:

  • Undertake regular health and safety assessments and risk assessments of working conditions and equipment and correct any problems
  • Ensure that adequate safety measures are in place and being followed
  • Provide proper equipment for the job
  • Provide safety equipment (personal protective equipment) where necessary
  • Provide correct and adequate training for all employees to ensure they can carry out the requirements of their job and use their equipment safely

Different types of accidents at work

We have successfully handled claims for our clients where their accidents have involved:

  • Defective or dangerous machinery
  • Slips or trips on debris or dangerous surfaces
  • Injuries involving lifting or manual handling
  • Injuries suffered in the construction industry
  • Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances
  • Employees exposed to violent attacks by patients or customers
  • Vibration white finger
  • Tinnitus, deafness and other hearing problems caused by noise at work
  • Silicosis
  • Occupational Asthma

How we will help

Even though you may be able to claim compensation for your injury or illness sustained at work, many employees are afraid to do so for fear of losing their job. There are certain protocols to follow, which we will do on your behalf.

We want to make the process as stress-free as possible for you, so allow us to do the hard work so that you don’t have to. We have extensive knowledge and experience in this area of law, so you can rest easy knowing we will be organised, thorough and proactive, keeping you informed of our progress every step of the way.

All employers legally have to be insured in respect of their employees and this is known as Employers Liability Insurance. In most instances we correspond directly with the insurance company and not the employer. 

No win, no fee

If you are injured in your place of work and this was through no fault of your own, we believe you should be given every opportunity to make a claim for compensation. As such, we operate a no win, no fee approach*, which means you will not be required to pay anything should your claim prove unsuccessful.

*you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim, but we will talk to you about this beforehand.

If you have been involved in an accident or found out that your illness is related to your work, within the last 3 years, please fill in your details on our dedicated “Had an accident at work? – Get in Touch” page and one of our team will contact you to discuss further.


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I would like to commend Michaela for her warmth, compassion and professionalism. It was because of her superb persona that I am using McHale & Co. Thank you very much Michaela!

Miss J

We are grateful for your work on our behalf. You ensured that the necessary process was done smoothly and efficiently and you have been a pleasure to deal with.

Mr G.

Excellent service and prompt replies to everything that we wanted. Very professional in these unusual times.

Mrs. S.

Very happy with McHale & Co dealing with my Mother’s Deed of Probate and sale of her house, very helpful during a difficult time.

Ms. C Jones

Outstanding service. A breath of fresh air!

Ms. M

I would like to thank McHale & Co Solicitors for their excellent work.
The support Helen provided me with was above and beyond, it was her professionalism and her personal and effective responses which made such a difficult time for me a lot more bearable.
I would have no hesitation in using McHale & Co again and will certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Mrs B

On behalf of us both, I’d like to thank you Phillippa, for the support and guidance you have given us throughout this process, your service has been second to none.

Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M

I would like to thank Roberto for his help and support in dealing dealing with a recent case for my son. He was professional, caring and showed great sensitivity. He went above the cause of duty in his handling of the case. He made a very traumatic and stressful situation easy to bear. I will be eternally grateful to him. He is a great asset to McHale & Co. Once again Thank you.

Ms C

Paul Fitton,

Many thanks for your help.  Very best of advice at all times.

Thank you to all staff.

Mr S and Mrs K

I am very pleased with the help that I received. Thank you. Certainly would recommend.

Mrs G

I have dealt with Paul Fitton both by phone and email regarding advice about getting compensation from a world wide organisation. From the start Paul was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and gave very sound advice too. Plus I won the case. Thank you Paul, very much appreciated

Ms G

Excellent and professional service with clear explanations and guidance throughout. We can thoroughly recommend the firm and in particular Philippa Wright, Head of Wills and Probate.

Mr & Mrs N

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