If you believe you have developed an illness or disease after being exposed to harmful environments at work, McHale & Co may be able to make a compensation claim against your employer or former employer on your behalf.

Speak to the friendly and personable team at McHale & Co about your situation today. Call us today on 0161 928 3848 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you. 

Making your claim

Diseases of this type can be very serious and can have a long-term impact on your health. If you have fallen ill because of an environment in which you have worked, it is only right that you should be able to make a claim to compensate for what you have been through.

We are here to offer the advice you need throughout the process, undertaking a collaborative approach to give you the best chance of getting the outcome you are after. We are committed to every case and accountable for our actions. 

The different types of industrial disease

There are various illnesses and diseases that are caused due to exposure in the workplace. Some of the most common claims include:

  • Asbestosis and Mesothelioma claims
  • Respiratory disease claims
  • Industrial deafness claims
  • Vibration-induced white finger claims
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Skin conditions, such as dermatitis
  • Asthma
  • Occupational cancers
  • Fume or dust exposure

If you have suffered any of the above and believe this may be as a result of your work or workplace, making a claim for compensation can help ease the suffering caused and help to ensure you have access to any treatment or equipment that may help your situation.

The regulations

In most cases you must make an industrial disease claim within:

  • Three years from the date that you first suspect your illness is a result of your employment
  • Three years from the onset of your symptoms

This does not mean, however, that an illness triggered more than three years ago cannot be
claimed for now. Also, if you had a pre-existing condition, such as occupational asthma or a skin disease, it is possible you can make a claim if this condition was worsened by your employer.

Our expertise

McHale & Co specialises in industrial disease claims. Our friendly, experienced and professional team can guide you through the legal process, working hard to ensure you receive maximum compensation.

We have dealt with many cases of this type and are well versed in getting the best possible outcomes for you. We have a fantastic reputation in this area of law and with such a strong team in your corner, you can rest assured you have the best chance of achieving your desired outcome.

We understand it can be difficult to understand and follow cases of this type, especially when it comes to the more complex areas of law. This is why we like to keep things simple, giving feedback on a regular basis in language we both understand, without the legal jargon. This way, you will be kept fully informed of where your case is up to every step of the way. 

No win, no fee

Industrial diseases can be very serious and, as such, all who suffer such illness should be entitled to make a claim. To make sure everyone has a right to justice, we are able to work on a no win, no fee basis*, meaning that you will not be required to pay unless your case proves successful.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to a member of our expert team today about your situation and to determine whether or not you are in a position to make a claim, do not hesitate to get in touch.  Do so by simply calling us on 0161 928 3848 and we can speak more in-depth about the next steps to be taken. Alternatively, you can complete the online enquiry form here, which will enable us to give you a call back at a more convenient time.

We have offices in Altrincham, Manchester and Heywood, making us easily accessible for clients in Cheshire, Bury, Rochdale, Middleton and the surrounding areas. We also take on claims from around the UK, and so please get in touch regarding your claim even if you are not located in the North West.

*you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim, but we will discuss this with you

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.


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