Irwin Mitchell recently assisted a man to claim £3,500 in compensation after his hearing was badly damaged during his employment with the British Steel Corporation.
Our client contacted Irwin Mitchell when he began to notice that he struggled to hear the television without having the volume turned up high and he could not follow conversations unless the person he was talking to was looking in his direction.
Our client had previously worked for the British Steel Corporation as a labourer between 1963 and 1980. During this time, he had worked in the furnaces, using a jack hammer to dig off the slack. He was never provided with any personal protective equipment such as ear protection.
Workplace Illness specialists at Irwin Mitchell instructed a medical expert to provide a report regarding our client’s hearing loss. The report concluded that his hearing had been damaged significantly during his period of employment and that this could have been prevented with the provision of ear protection.
The Lawyers involved in the case managed to obtain £3,500 in compensation for our client, which will significantly improve his ability to manage his hearing problems.
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