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Our specialist personal injury team has helped a 51-year-old woman claim compensation after suffering hearing loss while at work.
The woman was employed as a Conveyor Line Operator by Newton Chambers/Izal over the course of two periods during the 1970s and 1980s. On the shop floor there would be around five conveyor lines running at once and as a result there was an excessive amount of noise. She would often have to shout to communicate with her colleagues even though they were stood no more than six feet apart.
During her employment the woman was not provided with ear protection, despite the excessive noise produced by the machines which were running constantly. She found in later life that her hearing was deteriorating. She struggles following conversations if there is any background noise. The woman would also have turn up her TV and telephone and cannot hear her husband if he calls her from another room in her home.
The woman decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialised personal injury team and one of our experienced solicitors was able to deal with her claim. It was found that her hearing had been damaged significantly during his period employment and this could have been prevented with the provision of ear protection. As a result we were able to secure the woman £3,000 in compensation.
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