Simon Matthews Partner Industrial Disease

Simon Matthews

Industrial Disease

Simon is a Partner at OH Parsons and
specialises in Industrial Disease

Simon is a partner at OH Parsons specialising in claims arising from Industrial Disease and Illnesses. He also has experience in handling claims arising from catastrophic injuries often worth in excess of £1M.

Simon gained his Post Graduate qualification at Northumbria University and qualified as a Solicitor in 2001. He qualified whilst working full-time for a firm of solicitors. He has been undertaking litigation work in solicitors firms since 1988. He has always been involved in litigation but specialised in personal injury from about 1991 onward. He started specialising in industrial disease work in about 1997. 

Simon was on a Steering Group in both the British Coal Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Group Litigation and the Respiratory Disease Group litigation. He was also involved in the important Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome decisions in Brookes v Mainline Group and SYPTE and Gray v Vesuvius.

He has handled a number of group litigation claims involving Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Asthma and Dermatitis claims. He has also spoken at Symposia on Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and claims arising from Silica exposure and provided training on a wide range of industrial disease and illness claims and procedural matters. 


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Personal Injury

Our expert personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing those who are injured through no fault of their own.


If you have been treated unfairly at work, our employment law team can help you. We act for employees only and we never act for employers or insurance companies.

Clinical Negligence

Our team of medical negligence solicitors can help pursue a claim for you if your health has been affected as a result of sub-standard medical care.

Industrial Disease

If you have a work related illness, we can help. Our solicitors have recovered millions of pounds of compensation for those sufffering illnesses or diseases.

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