A woman from Lancashire approached us to enquire about a claim for industrial deafness.
She was employed by Courtaulds at Talbot Mill as a spinner for over 30 years and confirmed that she was exposed to excessive levels of noise from the weaving and spinning machines.
Our client complained of a loss of hearing which she had first noticed approximately 2 years before approaching our industrial deafness team. She stated that she had noticed this hearing loss predominantly when she went out socially and some of her friends have commented about her not being able to hear them.
Although it was 15 years since our client had left the Mill, our experts were able to trace the insurers for the company and pursued the claim against Courtaulds Northern Textiles Limited.
Our client attended an appointment with a medical specialist and it was confirmed that she suffered from industrial deafness (hearing loss caused by the work environment).
As no protective equipment had been provided for our client, a claim for compensation could be made.
The Defendants admitted that they exposed our client to excessive levels of noise and made an offer of a four figure sum.
After successful negotiation between our industrial solicitors and the Defendant’s insurers, the amount of the offer was trebled.
If you suffer hearing problems as a result of work, you may be able claim compensation for industrial deafness
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