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Mark Allen

Associate Director

Biography

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.

Publications

I have written articles published in the APIL newsletter.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

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.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Whilst the job is demanding it also very rewarding and gives me a lot of job satisfaction and purpose.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

IM is a great law firm. It is full of great people and is vibrant and lively.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

My hobbies are football, fishing and walking.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 18/08/2017
    Settlement For Former Mill Worker Left With Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    “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.”

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  • 20/02/2017
    Settlement For Former Engineer Left With Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    “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.”

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  • 06/02/2017
    Workplace Illness Experts Call On Employers To Act During Tinnitus Awareness Week

    “Every year Tinnitus Awareness Week shines a light on a condition which affects a huge number of lives and often leaves people feeling both frustrated and isolated. “The cause of such problems is well known, yet sadly time and time again we are contacted by those who have been exposed to a high level of noise in workplaces across a number of years. “The significant consequences that noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus have on so many people simply cannot be ignored. We would urge employers to do everything they can to provide adequate protection to workers – not just in Tinnitus Awareness Week, but all year round.”

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  • 06/02/2017
    Former HGV Fitter With Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Calls On Companies To Better Protect Staff

    “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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