Irwin Mitchell (IM) has helped an 83 year old man claim compensation after he suffered work-related hearing loss whilst employed by WM Lawrence & Sons between 1952 and 1980.
During this time, our client was frequently exposed to excessive noise and was not once provided with protective equipment or ear protection. Over time, his hearing deteriorated.
After recent difficulty in hearing the door bell, television, telephone and face-to-face conversations, our client approached IM to assist in making a claim.
Alison Gregory, a work-related injury specialist based in our Sheffield offices took on the case, and a medical expert was instructed to produce an in-depth report.
The report found that our client’s hearing had been significantly damaged during his employment and this could have been prevented with the provision of ear protection. WM Lawrence & Sons admitted they were at fault and agreed to pay our client £2,000 compensation.
Alison commented: “Hearing loss is a serious medical condition that severely impacts one’s ability to lead a normal life. It is important for employers to treat work-related hearing loss seriously by being proactive in the workplace and managing noise exposure. In doing this, they will reduce the occurrence of future hearing loss productivity setbacks and insurance claims such as this”.
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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