Irwin Mitchell’s specialist workplace injury team have successfully secured £6,700 for a 60-year-old man after he suffered noise induced hearing loss when working for a construction and engineering company for over 30 years.
Our client’s role involved general supervision and management of the site in Wales and even though he didn’t operate the machinery directly, he was still exposed to high levels of noise from machinery such as rollers, concrete pourers, dumpers and excavators.
For the first 15 years of our client’s employment, he was not provided with any sort of hearing protection and this led to significant hearing problems later on in life, including tinnitus and a continuous ringing sound in his ears. These intrusive symptoms prompted our client to contact Irwin Mitchell. Mark Lennon, a solicitor specialising in noise induced hearing loss claims, took on his case.
Mark Lennon said: “Our client’s symptoms did not develop until a considerable amount of time after the noise exposure. Although his employer introduced hearing protection at a later date, the irreversible damage was already done, and his hearing is now significantly worse than it should be for someone of his age. His employer should have taken steps to reduce his risk of injury and ensure he was provided with hearing protection for his entire career.”
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