The inquest touching on the death of James Sheffield was heard in Bolton Coroner’s Court over two days on 30th and 31st January 2018 by a Judge alone.
Assistant Coroner Lorraine Harris and senior civil and regulatory law barrister Judy Dawson, have this week, led an informative session entitled, “Addressing the Key Points of Inquests Into Hospital Deaths”.
Noise induced hearing loss claims make up the vast majority of occupational disease claims in the fast track. The last decade has seen a significant rise in noise induced hearing loss claims. In 2010 there were more than 24,000 cases and in 2015 there were 87,000. Since 2015 the numbers of claims are reducing.
Caroline Wood represented the defendant local council in respect of a claim arising from an assault involving employees in a school.