Irwin Mitchell’s specialised workplace injury team has helped a man in his 50s claim £5,000 in compensation after he suffered a loss of hearing due to excessive noise.
Our client, was employed as a machine operator between 1978 and 2001, at the Dudley Port Rolling Mill located at Lower Church Lane, Tipton, West Midlands. During his employment, he worked as a machine operator in the cold straightening department, where he had to place metal bars into machines to be straightened. The machinery generated extreme levels of noise.
Our client did not receive ear protection until 1993 which left him exposed to the excessive noise for 15 years.
Our client attended New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton in late 2009 after a referral from his GP, when he complained of increasing hearing difficulties. Hearing tests showed that his hearing ability was much lower than expected for his age and the results suggested his hearing had been noise damaged.
He then decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialised workplace injury team and one of our experienced solicitors, Mark Lennon, was able to investigate a claim.
Mark Lennon, who specialises in noise induced hearing loss claims, was able to gain expert medical evidence and as a result, he was able to secure our client £5,000 in compensation.
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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