Industrial Disease

The Health and Safety Executive estimate that 1.3 million workers are suffering from work related ill health, with a further 13,000 deaths each year being linked to exposure to chemicals and dust in the UK workplace.

“The figures around work related ill health are profound; not only does the UK lose an estimated 25 million working days each year, but at a personal level the effects of work related illness result in a profound deterioration in the quality of life for those affected.”
Mike Shiers, Partner

What areas do you cover?

At Nash & Co we work across the board; respiratory disease through exposure to dust including asbestos is well known, but there are many other symptoms such as noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, skin diseases including dermatitis and eczema as well as physical symptoms like hand-arm vibration syndrome (or vibration white finger), repetitive strain injury and other musculoskeletal damage.

What should I consider?

Just as you can bring a claim for an accident at work, you can also take action if your health, including your mental health, has been affected by through working in a damaging environment. Some effects may be felt many years after exposure, while others may be more immediate, but any event if you have been affected you may be entitled to compensation.

What should I do next?

No matter where or when you believe that you have been affected, contact us and speak with our specialist team; we have a wealth of knowledge, much of which is local and we will assess your circumstances and advise you from there. Give Mike Shiers a call on 01752 827025 or email him at [email protected]

All employers have a duty to ensure that the workplace is a safe place; where there are failings you may be harmed and we are here to ensure that you receive the compensation and care that is rightfully yours.

Legal 500Nash & Co has a small team dealing with personal injury claims focusing on road traffic accidents, neurological injury, workplace accidents, noise and vibration claims, work-related neck and upper limb disorders, and fatal accidents. Other areas of expertise include industrial disease, particularly asbestos-related cases, environmental claims and claims arising from poisoning. Mike Sheirs heads the practice, he is ‘a good lawyer’ and ‘progresses his cases to conclusion confidently and properly’. The firm is ‘well respected for personal injury work’, it often acts against the MoD and has ‘a great niche in military claims’.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will we manage your matter?

Once we’ve established who will be the person to deal with your matter, they will become your main point of contact. Naturally, we will keep you informed of any changes to this. We will do our utmost to communicate with you in plain English and keep legal jargon to an absolute minimum. We will clearly explain to you the legal work that is needed to help with your matter. You’ll be kept fully informed of your legal rights and provided with the necessary advice to enable your matter to be completed or resolved in as timely and effective a manner as possible. We will represent your best interests and keep your business completely confidential.

How will we manage your expectations?

We will provide timely updates to you, informing you of the current position and the timescale for future actions on your behalf. We will always look to progress your matter as quickly as possible. When appropriate, we will advise you as to whether the likely outcome of your matter justifies the likely costs and risks or continuing. Where possible, we will endeavour to return telephone calls the same day and reply to letters and emails within two working days.

What if you are not happy with our service?

We will consider carefully all your comments about our service. If you feel that you are not receiving the service that you hoped for, please tell the person dealing with your matter immediately to help us rectify any issues. Our firm operates a complaints procedure, which can be found by following this link COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE. All of our clients are treated fairly and we do not discriminate against anyone because of their age, race, religion or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. We may ask you to complete a feedback form at the end of your matter, which we will use to help us improve our service.

What we require from you

We will need you to provide us with clear, timely and accurate instructions. In order to help you, we would appreciate it if you could respond to requests for information promptly. We ask you to consider carefully and act upon our advice to you. In order to avoid any delay with your matter, we require you to pay our fees promptly.

Will my claim go to Court?

We will always fight your corner and aren’t afraid to go to Court if we need to, however only around 2% of all claims sees the inside of a Courtroom.

How can we help in getting you the compensation you deserve?

What we offer at Nash & Co is different to other law firms. This includes:

  • A proven track record for getting proper compensation for our clients.
  • No under settling your claim to get you out of the door (we work on quality, not quantity).
  • A personal service by a fully qualified solicitor (no call centres here).
  • Direct email and telephone access to your solicitor.
  • Returning your calls and emails without delay.
  • Knowledge of the right experts and barristers to assist with your case
How much will it cost?

Personal Injury claims can be complicated, and finding your way through the various funding systems, including the “No Win – No Fee” system can be costly.

Nash & Co have a proven track record and we offer a free consultation service without obligation.

If you are able to fund the personal injury claim yourself, or you’re looking for a “No Win – No Fee” arrangement or you have an insurance for legal expenses, WE WILL be able to help you.

How do you pay?

Here at Nash & Co, we recognise that injured people will not have spare money to pay for legal fees. There are a number of funding options available to you, however, most of the work done for clients is under a “No Win – No Fee” agreement. You will have all of the options explained to you at the initial meeting including how the “No Win – No Fee” system works. We are confident that you will be impressed with how this works, but if you aren’t then there is no pressure for you to sign up with us, and you will not be charged for the initial meeting.