Our client worked as a Gas fitter/Service Engineer for North West Gas/British Gas and was exposed to excessive noise at work without ear protection (until 1985) between 1959-1993. Ear protection was supplied in 1985 but by that time the damage had already been done. He was exposed to noise from drills, grinders and Jack hammers.
Mark Allen, industrial deafness solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, said: "I am pleased that my client has been compensated for his hearing loss by his former employer." My client was not given ear protection until 1985 and by that time the damage had already been done. As a result of his noise induced deafness he will have to use a hearing aid several years earlier than he would have done in any event for which compensation was recovered".
The claim was settled for £7,250 in compensation.
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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