Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Emma Carter is a highly regarded industrial disease lawyer taking clients from all over the North West.

Emma began her career at Thompsons at that age of 17 and now has more than two decades of experience as a frontline lawyer.

Her caseload covers the full spectrum of industrial disease claims. Many of the cases involve the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations involving clients who have contracted a range of conditions from asthma to pneumoconiosis, a diseases of the lungs caused by inhalation of dust.

Emma also handles cases involving dermatitis, repetitive strain injury, hand-arm vibration syndrome, noise-induced hearing loss and psychological conditions brought on by work-related stress. Some clients are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome which affects the hand.

Emma is proud of her record of securing the greatest possible compensation for clients in the shortest possible time. She is also at pains to make the legal process as stress-free for claimants as possible, always keeping them up to date with the progress of their case. She is also proud to work for a firm which only acts on behalf of the injured party, never those who may be responsible for their injuries or their insurance companies.

Away from work Emma is an avid fan of Formula One racing. She also likes to cook and go to the theatre.


Emma’s case experience

  • Emma negotiated a £167,000 provisional settlement for a client who contracted a severe lung condition after working for nearly 30 years as a fettler grinder where he had been briefing in welding fumes and aluminium dust.
  • Emma secured £1,300 in when a client with a nut allergy was given a macaroon made of almond flour with her afternoon tea at a hotel. The claimant told staff three times about her allergy, but was advised that none of the food contained nuts.
  • In another case Emma rejected an offer of £15,000 in damages from Scottish Power for a dermatitis sufferer who came into contact with solvent wipes, epoxy resin and paraffin. She secured £65,000.