Hearing Loss Claim Settled for Joiner Exposed to Noise at Pottery Factory

Hearing Loss Claim Settled for Joiner Exposed to Noise at Pottery Factory

Irwin Mitchell has successfully settled a noise induced hearing loss claim on behalf a Stoke man, who worked in the pottery industry.

Our client worked for Josiah Wedgewood between 1967 and 1972, and then again from 1976 until 1978 and worked as a joiner making work benches that people making pottery worked on. Whilst he worked in a different area to those making pottery, his own was still noisy and he was exposed to noise from band saws, planes and circular saws.

Katie Bond, a Solicitor in our specialist workplace injuries team pursed the claim after our client contacted Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for advice and was delighted to settle the case for £3,250 in compensation.  She commented, “I am pleased that my client has been compensated for his hearing loss by his former employers.  This was an interesting case and highlights the fact that it was not only people who worked directly with pottery that were exposed to noise but also those working for the pottery companies in supporting roles such as joiners or mechanics.”

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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