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.

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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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

A quick, efficient way to ensure your wishes are recorded for end of life. Good advice given and explained in a clear concise manner. Thank you.

Ms E

Michaela was exceptional in both advice and the completion of the will. Michaela was kind, considerate, professional and her manner and personality was one that inspired confidence from the very first meeting, going way above what I expected.

Mrs M

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

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