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I lead our non asbestos related disease team and have specialised in this area since 1992. I have a specialist interest in noise induced hearing loss, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome/Vibration White Finger, dermatitis, RSI and asthma. As a dedicated claimant personal injury lawyer I'm involved with APIL and have acted for thousands of clients with work related diseases.
I have written articles published in the APIL newsletter.
My first job was within the Court Service - it inspired me by making me think "I want to be doing what those lawyers are doing". After only 1 year in the job I had left and was doing just that.
Whilst the job is demanding it also very rewarding and gives me a lot of job satisfaction and purpose.
IM is a great law firm. It is full of great people and is vibrant and lively.
My hobbies are football, fishing and walking.
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“This case is an important reminder as to why workers should always be provided with proper training and safety advice when working in environments where they are likely to be exposed to high levels of noise.
“Our client has been left with hearing problems which will affect him for the rest of his life as a result of the failings of his employer and, while we are delighted to have helped him gain a settlement regarding the issue, it is vital that lessons are learned from this.
“Employers simply cannot underestimate the importance of providing their workers with everything they require to undertake their jobs in a safe and effective manner.”
“From our experience on thousands of cases, we understand the huge impact that noise-induced hearing loss can have.
“Not only can it leave those affected feeling isolated and make it difficult for them to have normal conversations, it can also prove frustrating for friends and family too.
“We are delighted to have helped Anthony secure the financial support he deserves as a result of what he has been through. It is vital his case serves as an important reminder to employers of the need to ensure their staff are always well protected from the risk of hearing damage.”
“Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus is sadly a very common and very serious problem, particularly in this type of industry, where compressed air tools are constantly in operation.
“Unfortunately, we regularly see individuals like Alan who was failed by his employers. Companies continue to fail to take the necessary precautions to protect staff from hearing damage as a result of working closely with these tools.
“In Alan’s case the hearing loss he has suffered has impacted his life significantly and he has been told he will require hearing aids earlier than he would have had his hearing deteriorated naturally.”
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