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From changes in the law to high profile cases, you can trust Croftons Solicitors to stay right up to date with any legal news that could affect our clients.

£6,000 award for hearing loss and tinnitus

Our industrial disease specialists helped secure Mr. D of London an award of £6,000.00 in damages against his former employer Ford Motor Company, in respect of his claim for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Mr. D was employed by Ford Motor Company from 1978–2008. He worked as a production line worker, where he wasContinue Reading

£6,500 for Metrolink Injury

Croftons Solicitors have helped a client receive an injury compensation award of £6,500 after falling down an open excavation. The gentleman suffered soft tissue injuries to his chest and along with a fracture to his right shoulder when he fell down an open excavation during the on-going improvement works, which were being carried out byContinue Reading

What could WHO hearing loss findings mean for workers?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new report warning of the dangers of hearing loss for people exposed to loud noises. The findings were particularly focused on young people listening to music for too long and at too high a volume, but the findings could just as easily capture the attention of workersContinue Reading

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2015

At Croftons Solicitors, we have helped many people who have developed tinnitus as a result of their noisy working conditions. However, we know that developing tinnitus can be very frightening for victims, who may experience permanent damage to their hearing. Tinnitus Awareness Week (Feb 2-8) aims to provide support for sufferers and make others awareContinue Reading

DJ suffers hearing loss after Manchester club incident

A chart-topping DJ fears he has been left with permanent hearing loss after an incident at a Manchester nightclub. US star Lil Louis, who achieved three Number One dance hits in the 80s and 90s and is known as ‘The Founding Father of House’, told fans he was forced to pull out of a plannedContinue Reading

Data reveals rise in Manchester workplace injuries

Figures collected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that Greater Manchester saw more work-related injuries in the last year than in 2012/13. These incidents rose from 3,470 to 3,562 across the region, with six out of ten boroughs recording an increase. Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford all reported more injuries thanContinue Reading

Know your work-related hearing loss risks in 2015

According to the Action on Hearing Loss charity, around 1 in 6 people across the UK experience problems with their hearing, amounting to nearly 10 million people. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report from September last year suggests that approximately 18,000 of these people are suffering from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) caused orContinue Reading

How can office workers avoid carpal tunnel syndrome?

Most people associate repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) with jobs involving a lot of physical activity, such as heavy lifting or operating vibrating machinery. However, conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome can just as easily affect people who spend their day typing at a desk. There can be a number of reasons for this, and itContinue Reading

Cilla Black blames early career for hearing loss

Legendary entertainer Cilla Black has suggested her earlier career singing at Liverpool’s historic Cavern Club could now be coming back to haunt her in the form of hearing loss. Musicians are known to be among those most at risk of industrial deafness, due to their regular exposure to loud noise. Speaking at a Royal TelevisionContinue Reading

Construction firms fined for poor safety measures

Two construction firms in Greater Manchester have been fined after inspectors found they had put their workers at risk. The first case involved the fatal accident of a 63-year-old welder in Chadderton, who suffered multiple injuries when the crane he was operating collided with another machine. The accident occurred when the operator of the secondContinue Reading

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