Mr Brian Fordyce was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the asbestos cutting industry for a period of over 10 years. Mr Brian Fordyce worked for Passmore Finishes. He was employed as a Maintenance Engineer and exposed to excessive noise from spindle cutters, diamond grinders, drilling, grinders etc for the duration of his shifts.
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Mr B was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the engineering industry for a period of over 7 years. Mr B worked for Duramin Engineering (Lydney) Ltd of Harbour Road Trading Estate, in Lydney, Gloucestershire. The company made metal shipping containers and Mr B was employed as a factory and wood mill worker throughout. During this time, he was exposed to the noise of drilling metal with pneumatic drills, hammering metal, the use of rivet guns, the circular saw (used for cutting through metal), electrical sanders, planers, cross-cut saws (for cutting and shaping wood) and air powered screw drivers.
BBC News has reported that signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across the brain of a patient for the first time. The ground breaking study appears in the journal Current Biology.
Environmental Services Employee Receives Compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss from his Employers, Bolton MBC.
Mr W has been employed in Environmental Services from 2001 to the present working as a loader for Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council refuse and recycling rounds, on a full time basis.
The High Court has ruled that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) should be treated as a disease rather than an injury for the purpose of claims – and therefore be subject to higher success fees.