Background

Michelle is a highly experienced senior supervisor of the Thompsons Solicitors' industrial disease team. She is based in the firm’s Manchester office, covering the North West.

As well as handling her own case load, Michelle also supervises members of the firm’s industrial disease team and civil assaults lawyers who take on cases of clients who are assaulted at work. Typical cases may include nursing staff assaulted by patients in mental health units or in accident and emergency departments, or residents in care homes assaulting staff.

Michelle has 27 years’ experience, successfully gaining thousands of pounds in compensation for clients injured at work. She deals with a whole range of industrial disease claims - including vibration damage, work-related upper limb disorders, hearing loss induced by noise, injuries caused by unsafe or faulty equipment, damage caused by exposure to chemicals and other hazardous substances and stress-related conditions.

With a reputation for excellent client care and a determined negotiator, Michelle is a hard-working and empathetic champion of those who are injured at work through no fault of their own. She uses her skills to make sure her teams do their absolute best for their clients and gain the maximum amount of compensation.

Michelle finds it rewarding working for Thompsons, where she can obtain compensation for individuals who have been put at risk by their employers.

To relax, Michelle likes to watch her favourite team, Manchester City, and spend time with her family.

 

Michelle's case experience 

  • Secured a settlement of £10,000 for two hospital cleaners who contracted occupational asthma after breathing fumes from the powerful disinfectant Chlor-Clean in a poorly-ventilated area. 
  • Secured a five-figure settlement for an aircraft painter who developed vibration white finger after years of using a Dynabrade sander. 
  • Represented a school receptionist who found, due to her desk being moved, she had to stretch and twist to see the main door area, operate the door release, speak to colleagues or reach various materials. Michelle settled the claim for a four-figure sum.

 

Professional membership

Michelle is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

 

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