Mr Richard Salmon of Birmingham worked for MG Rover Group Limited for over 20 years. He was exposed to excessive levels of noise whilst employed as an Assembler at Rover’s Longbridge Plant.
Due to his exposure to excessive levels of noise with the Company Mr Salmon developed a noise induced hearing loss and a mild high pitched noise in his ears commonly known as tinnitus.
Mr Salmon successfully settled his claim out of Court for a four figure sum.
Lee Carnall of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors added "This case represents a common problem in noise induced hearing loss matters. Exposure to excessive levels of noise can occur a long time prior to a person’s onset of symptoms of a hearing loss. In that time, as in this case, the Company could be in liquidation or dissolved. However all claims can be successfully pursued as long as the Employers’ Liability Insurance provider can be traced. I would encourage any person who notices a hearing problem and has previously worked in excessive levels of noise to contact a Solicitor immediately for expert advice".
If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing damage such as acoustic shock, tinnitus, and noise-induced hearing loss caused by conditions at work our solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Industrial Disease Claims page for more information.
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