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Noise Induced Hearing Loss at Work

Barbara Fox was exposed to excessive noise while working as a weaver from 1959-1998. She was only given adequate protective equipment in 1995.

Barbara was exposed to noise being made by weaving looms in the factory.

She contacted Irwin Mitchell Solicitors to help her make a noise induced hearing loss claim. Her claim was settled before the issue of court proceedings for over £7,000.

Mark Allen, a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, said: "I am pleased that my client has been compensated for her hearing loss and tinnitus by her former employers. As a result of her noise induced deafness she will have to use a hearing aid several years earlier than he would have done in any event. It is disappointing that ear protection was not supplied until the 1990s by which time it had come too late and the damage had already been done."

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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