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Bristol Man Receives Compensation For Noise Induced Hearing Loss

A Bristol man who worked as a Process Worker for a smelting company in Avonmouth recently recovered compensation for damage to his hearing caused by exposure to noise at work.

Mr B worked eight hours a day, five days a week from 1962-95 without hearing protection in the noisy environment.

“The smelting process is very noisy; the machines were huge, with big motors which ran constantly. Because of the by-products of the process; for example sulphuric acid and zinc dust, there were enormous extractor fans that again ran all the time. The area I worked in was so noisy that you would either have to shout to colleagues, or get very close and talk into their ear.”

He contacted Irwin Mitchell to enquire about making a claim for compensation against his former employers.

Louise Scott, a specialist solicitor at our Birmingham office said: “This claim was very challenging, the company that Mr B worked for was bought out several times and the corporate and insurance history was very complex. At Irwin Mitchell we fight for our clients to ensure they get the justice they deserve and am pleased that we obtained a four figure sum for this client.”

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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