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Bakery Worker Awarded £5000 for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham workplace illness team have secured compensation for a former bakery worker who sustained industrial deafness as a result of his former employment.

Mr B was employed as a production operative between 1987 and 1990 at Suttons Bakeries on Maudslay Road, Coventry. The bakery was part of the Allied Bakeries group and manufactured Sunblest bread loaves.

Our client, who is in his 40s, was exposed to excessive noise from the ovens, conveyors and extraction fans operating in the Bakery.  He was never provided with hearing protection. 

Mr B had a hearing test which showed that his hearing ability was much lower than expected for his age and the results suggested his hearing had been noise damaged.

He contacted Irwin Mitchell’s specialised workplace illness team and one of our experienced solicitors, Mark Lennon, was able to investigate a claim;

“My client was avoidably exposed to excessive noise levels without any form of ear protection. His former employers failed to take heed of health and safety standards at the time of my client’s employment, obliging them to measure the noise levels then take steps to reduce the levels of noise either at source or by providing workers with hearing protection like ear plugs or muffs.

“By reason of this failure my client has been irreversibly noise deafened and his hearing ability is much less than it should be for a man of his age. I am pleased to have secured a compensation award of £5,000 on my client’s behalf.”

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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