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I have undertaken workplace illness work for 17 years including Noise Induced Hearing Loss, tinnitus, Vibration White Finger, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, asthma, dermatitis and Repetitive Strain Injury cases.
I was involved in the British Coal Compensation Scheme for many years dealing with coal miners' claims for respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and then became involved with the Miner's Knee Litigation reviewing claims for osteoarthritis of the knees.
I have had a number of press releases in the Sheffield Star over the years and a case for a client who worked for Coldwater Seafood picked up in The Sun.
My Father was a coal miner which sparked my interest in the British Coal Scheme and thereafter I became involved in other disease cases. I want to help those people affected in their daily lives who have been injured or have an illness as a result of their work, through no fault of their own.
It is rewarding to obtain compensation for people who are suffering from injuries and illnesses knowing that the compensation they receive may improve the quality of their lives.
Irwin Mitchell are a very personable firm that cares about their client's needs.
I enjoy reading, playing netball, socialising and spending time with my family.
“This terrible case is like so many that we are involved in, with our client developing hearing loss as a result of failings which should have easily been avoided.
“As a result of the problems, Chris has required hearing aids much earlier than expected and his case must serve as a reminder to employers of the need to always assess all potential risks which could arise within a workplace.
“While we are delighted to have helped Chris secure justice, it is vital that the issues he has faced are never repeated again in the future.”
“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.”
“This is an extremely worrying case in which a worker has developed very serious hearing problems as a result of an employer failing to provide adequate protection from harm.
“All employers have a responsibility to make health and safety a priority and it is vital that this case stands as a reminder of the need to always provide workers with the protective equipment they require.
“While we are delighted to have helped Steven secure a settlement, it is vital that the issues highlighted in this case are simply never repeated.”
“This case is yet another which shows the huge consequences which can emerge when employers fail to adequately meet their responsibilities on safety.
“Noise induced hearing loss, tinnitus and similar related conditions can have a huge impact on sufferers, often leaving them frustrated and isolated as they are unable to have the conversations with loved ones that many of us take for granted.
“While we are delighted to have secured the settlement in this case, it must stand as a reminder that employers have a duty to ensure that workers have the protective equipment they need to carry out their jobs effectively and without facing any potential risks to their long or short-term health.”
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