Irwin Mitchell helped a man gain compensation in the region of £4,000 as a result of hearing loss, which was found to be a result of working with machinery without ear protection.
Our client, now 59, was employed by Frank Guylee & Son Ltd between 1974 and 1975, Spear & Jackson between 1975 and 1977 and Firth Brown Tools between 1977 and 1982.
The man was exposed to noise from various pieces of loud machinery and working environments during his employment at all three organisations. He was never provided with ear protection, despite the excessive noise within the factories.
In later life, our client has found that his hearing has deteriorated and he struggles following conversations if there is any background noise. He also has to turn up his TV and telephone to loud settings.
How Did We Help?
Irwin Mitchell instructed a medical expert to provide a report on the claimant's hearing loss. The report revealed that our client’s hearing had been damaged significantly during his period of employment and that this could have been prevented had he been given any hearing protection. Our client's hearing loss means that he will need a hearing aid in the future.
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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