A man has received a four-figure sum in compensation as a result of hearing loss which was found to be the result of working with noisy machinery without the use of ear protection.
Our client was employed by Corus, which was previously British Steel, between 1978 and 1984. During a typical working day, he was exposed to noise from grinders, the cutting of metal, welders and stampers in the workshop.
In order to communicate with his fellow workmates, our client would have to shout and often use hand signals, even though his colleagues were only a few feet away. Despite such excessive noise in the workshop, our client was not provided with any ear protection.
Our client's hearing has since significantly deteriorated and he finds it difficult to follow conversations when there is background noise. He also requires the TV and telephone on a higher volume than normal and suffers with a buzzing noise in both ears.
The man instructed specialist solicitors from Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office to take on his case. A medical expert provided a report on our client's hearing loss and, due to the damage caused, our client received £1500 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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