Mr C wins £3000 payout after suffering Noise Induced Hearing Loss arising from his employment with Joseph Lucas Ltd from 1965 to 1971as a Design and Development Engineer. His role involved the design and develop of transmissions for hydraulic JCBs. The designs were placed on a test rig and analysed by being run with electric pumps however the development project was abandoned due to the failure to reduce the noise produced.
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According to a 2009 study into the effects of hearing loss, often caused by exposure to excessive noise levels, and how the body copes with a reduced sensory function, the brains of adult animals with a hearing deficiency appeared to re-route the sense of touch into the brain area that processes hearing.
WE Solicitors managed to obtain £4,500 compensation for Mrs Anne Armstrong from Heywood. Mrs Armstrong was employed as a Quality Control Assistant at Mutual Mills Ltd in Heywood from approximately 1972 to 1981. During her employment Mrs Armstrong was subjected to excessive noise from speed frames and drawer frames.
WE Solicitors managed to obtain £5,500 for Mr V from Stoke-on-Trent as compensation for noise induced hearing loss suffered during his employment. Mr V was employed by Beresford Transport Ltd. from approximately 1964 to 1969 and again from 1970 to 1989 initially as a mechanic and later as a Chargehand Mechanic.
We solicitors llp successfully represented a client with a claim for industrial deafness (noise induced hearing loss) who worked at the Prestige factory in Burnley.