We helped a West Midlands man to claim compensation after he suffered hearing problems caused by exposure to noise at work.
Mr M worked at Dunlop from 1964 to 1978 as an apprentice electrician and then as a time served electrician.
His job required him to mend and install production machinery and exposed him to excessive levels of noise from the machines in the factory.
He describes working alongside Banbury mixers, extruder lines, and tyre moulding presses and drive motors as well as working in the test house.
The client was not provided with any hearing protection.
We pursued a claim against Dunlop Rubber Co. The claim was dealt with by Louise Scott in the Industrial Disease Team. After a medical assessment the client was diagnosed as suffering from a noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
The defendant settled the claim pre-litigation and Mr M received a four-figure sum in settlement of his claim.
Louise Scott, who handled the claim from our Birmingham office, said “this was not a straightforward claim I am delighted with the result, this is a fantastic result for our client. This case highlights the importance of health and safety policies. Employers have a duty of care to their staff, which includes ensuring protective equipment is provided so exposure to noise is kept to a minimum”.
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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