A Swansea man has recently received a compensation award of £6,000 for the hearing loss he now suffers as a result of exposure to loud noise in his past employment.
Our client, who is 75 years old, was employed as a fitter by Addis Homeware between 1964 and 1994 at the company’s factory in Swansea. Addis manufactured home cleaning equipment such as mops and brushes.
He was continuously and excessively exposed to noise throughout his shift from the machinery in the factory including presses, conveyor belts and extraction fans. Our client was never provided with hearing protection, or any training or guidance in relation to the dangers of noise.
Mark Lennon, a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s workplace injury team in Birmingham, who specialises in noise induced deafness cases, acted for our client and successfully secured a settlement on his behalf.
He said: “The company who first ran the factory are no longer in business, however, we managed to trace the correct insurer at the time my client worked there, so we were able to start negotiating with the insurer and their solicitors. After some negotiations we secured a settlement of £6,000 which was a very good result for my 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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