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This short article looks at ‘adjusting’ self-recording audiometry in order that it might be compared to manual audiometry such as...
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Damages

Smith v Manchester: Part 2 – Valuing the Award

In Part One of this series, I set out relevant factors as to whether a Smith v Manchester award was appropriate.  In this...
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Many Industrial Disease cases contain a claim for a Smith v Manchester award on the Schedule.  It is perhaps most likely to be...
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The case of Valerie Bannister (Widow and Executrix of the Estate of Dennis Charles Bannister, Deceased) v Freemans PLC was...
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Vibration

‘Anger Time’ in hand-arm vibration cases

Accurate assessment of exposure is vital in industrial disease claims. In vibration claims, accurate assessment of 'Anger Time' (or 'Trigger...
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NIHL

NIHL – How distance affects Noise Exposure

There is much debate at the moment about the different risks posed by being 1 or 2 metres away from...
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Chaplin v Pistol and another [2020] EWHC 1543 (QB), Mr Justice Jay, 16/06/2020 Reduced life expectancy is a common feature of...
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NIHL

Noise and the Worker 1963 – what did it say about Noise

In Thompson v Smiths Shiprepairers, Mustill J said that “after publication of Noise and the Worker there was no excuse for...
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Coffin v Ford Motor Company Limited Southampton County Court, 18 March 2008, HHJ Iain Hughes QC 'Coffin v Ford rates’ are...
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Maguire v Harland v Wolff PLC [2005] EWCA Civ 01 The Ongoing Relevance of this case: This Court of Appeal...
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