Asbestos disease specialist Rachel is based out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool branch and covers cases across the north west.
Part of Thompsons’ Asbestos Disease Team, Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2011 after undertaking training at the firm and has more than 14 years experience in dealing with personal injury claims.
Rachel handles cases involving a number of asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, pleural thickening and plaques and mesothelioma.
Dogged and focused, Rachel’s day-to-day duties include carrying out research, reviewing records and communicating with experts, insurers and clients in order to obtain evidence supporting causation and liability for asbestos-related disease claims.
Rachel also tracks down insurers for firms that have stopped trading to pursue claims for victims of asbestos.
Heralding from a family of trade unionists, Rachel is proud to represent and achieve justice for union members and their families and be part of a firm dedicated to making workplaces safer for future generations.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her three young children, as well as running and reading.
RACHEL’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Mesothelioma claim: While serving in the Merchant Navy, Rachel’s client was exposed to asbestos and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma. Rachel had to conduct extensive research because of the difficulties identifying insurers in Merchant Navy claims. After locating the insurer, Rachel secured a six figure settlement for the family of her client, who sadly died shortly before the case was resolved.
Asbestosis claim: After contracting asbestosis, Rachel’s client settled a claim on a provisional basis, so that it could reopened if his condition significantly deteriorated. Three years after the settlement, Rachel was instructed to launch a new claim after her client’s health worsened. Despite gathering medical evidence that supported the new claim a settlement was not offered. Rachel issued court proceedings, but secured an additional £20,000 on top of the original settlement amount for her client without the need for a trial.
Rachel’s former client said: “Every time I phoned with a query (Rachel) spoke to me with courtesy and care and put me at ease. I am happy with the letter I have just received explaining everything to me. Thank you very much for your service.”