Our client was employed by Dunlop Rubber Company Limited as an Inspector from 1966 to 1970 and as a Leading Hand from 1970 to 1985. His job as a Leading Hand was to make conveyor belts for coal mines and airports. He was never provided with any form of hearing protection and so was exposed to excessive levels of noise for the whole of his shift. When employed as an Inspector, he was still exposed to noise as he would walk around the factory.
The noise induced hearing loss claim was settled without the need for commencing proceedings and our client received £7,500 in compensation.
Nick Woods, one of our expert noise induced hearing loss solicitors, says: "I am delighted that Irwin Mitchell has managed to bring this claim to a conclusion. My client’s exposure to excessive levels of noise ceased well over 20 years ago. This proves that claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss can be successful no matter how long ago someone was exposed to noise. I am pleased to say that my client was delighted with the result and the offer that was accepted by the defendant."
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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