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A Northampton man received a four-figure sum following a successful claim for noise induced hearing loss against his former employers.
Mr P worked as a Tool Maker between 1961 - 1981 carrying out manufacture and repair of press tools for the automotive industry e.g. tools for radiator grills, for companies such as Ford, Vauxhall and British Leyland.
He worked 8 – 10 hours a day, Monday to Friday and half a day on Saturday.
The tool room where around 80 people worked was a noisy environment with 500 tonne machines running constantly. There were lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, jig borers, and jig grinders. He also worked in the press shop with over 200 presses which went up to 500 tonnes.
Louise Scott, an expert solicitor in claims for noise induced hearing loss acted for Mr P and said: “The exposure to harmful levels of noise could so easily have been prevented, hearing protection was not provided at any point during our client’s employment. As a result of his employer’s negligence Mr P now suffers from a hearing loss far worse than he should have for a man of his age.”
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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