Irwin Mitchell’s specialised workplace injury team has helped a man in his 50’s claim compensation after he suffered a loss of hearing due to excessive noise.
Our client was employed as a Flat Maker at the company’s site at Baddeley Green, Stoke on Trent.
Our client’s hearing was damaged as a result of the noisy operation of various pottery machines including flat making machines, drying units, fans, burners, Ram Press machines and Tray Presses. The company failed to properly warn our client about the risks that excessive noise posed to his hearing, nor did they provide him with adequate hearing protection at all times.
Our client had a hearing test which indicated that his hearing levels were much lower than expected for a man his age. He decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialised workplace injury team after suspecting that his hearing defect was caused by his past noise exposure.
One of our experienced solicitors, Mark Lennon, was able to investigate a claim and secured the compensation award on the Claimant’s behalf. Mark said;
“Royal Doulton defended my client’s claim from the outset, giving him no alternative but to commence formal court proceedings. They subsequently disclosed a very limited number of documents which they used to continue their denial of liability.
Fortunately, with the help of a former colleague who had successfully pursued claim for industrial deafness against the company previously, my client was able to produce evidence proving that the noise levels he was exposed to were excessive and that the company failed to take proper steps to protect him from suffering hearing loss.
I am pleased that we secured a settlement in the sum of over £6,000.00 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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