Paul Woodford

Industrial Disease, Personal Injury

Title: Partner

Tel: 0191 226 3135

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Paul has been acting Head of the Industrial Department for over two years and he has practiced exclusively in the area of Industrial Disease for eighteen years.

He represents a number of clients (Claimants) from all over the country; predominantly through the litigation stages of the claims process. Paul’s main focus is noise induced hearing loss claims for which he has an extensive knowledge of breach, causation and limitation.

Paul pays very close attention to the actual evidence available in cases and as such he has an impressive ‘win’ record due to the manner in which his cases are presented. One area that Paul has particular expertise in is the area of de minimis arguments in regard to levels of noise related hearing loss and he has successfully represented a number of Claimant’s whose claims have previously been denied by defendants on this area.

Outside of work Paul enjoys field sports, particularly shooting, when his family life permits the time to do so.


  • Paul is regularly involved in fast and multi-track cases that progress to trial;
  • He is experienced in all stages of the claims process from inception through to appeals.

Key Practice Areas

  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Industrial Deafness
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Dermatitis