Emma Carter is an experienced member of Thompsons Solicitors’ industrial disease team based in Manchester and covering the North West of England.

Emma’s cases cover noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), repetitive strain injury (RSI), dermatitis and work-related stress. Other claims are made under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). A number of Emma’s clients are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) a painful condition which can result in numbness in the fingers and the hand.

Emma has over 20 years’ case handling experience, having started at Thompsons when she was 17.

Emma derives great satisfaction from recovering the maximum compensation for injured people, whether through negotiating with the defendant’s representatives or through court proceedings.

Emma values Thompsons’ reputation for working closely with unions to achieve justice for their members. She also values the firm’s insistence on working on behalf of the injured party and never for their insurance companies. 

In her spare time Emma likes to cook and go to the theatre. She is also a follower of Formula One racing.


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.