Rachel Biddle is a respected lawyer in the accidents at work team. She is based in Thompsons Solicitors' Manchester office and covers the North West.
Rachel takes complicated cases worth in excess of £25,000 on behalf of clients who have been injured in accidents at work, on the road or during an assault. Sometimes the claims involve public liability.
Her clients will be suffering from a range of orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries.
Rachel, a chartered legal executive, is dedicated to securing the maximum amount of damages for her clients and providing them with an excellent service.
She believes the most rewarding thing about working for Thompsons is its insistence on working exclusively for claimants and never for defendants or their insurance companies. Rachel believes this really sets Thompsons apart from other law firms. She also points out that, unlike a lot of other firms, Thompsons' staff will always meet the client in person and treat them with the care and respect they deserve.
Rachel joined Thompsons in 1988 - starting work in the post room aged 18 and eventually becoming a secretary. Thompsons supported her through night school and college and she became a qualified lawyer in 2001.
Away from work, Rachel loves to spend time walking, reading and spending time with her children.
Rachel's case experience
- Represented Unite member, Edward Greslow, who had to have the tips of two fingers amputated when the jack supporting the equipment he was using slipped, securing an £82,000 settlement.
- Secured a settlement of £58,000 for RMT member, David Guy, who suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on a roundabout.
- Represented a prison officer after he was hit by a riot shield during a training exercise, causing a deep wound to his forehead, securing £29,00 in damages.