Mr Peter Smith was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working for Rosser & Russell Maintenance Limited for a period of over 29 years. He was employed as a Pipe Fitter installing pipework in commercial buildings at various sites around London. He was exposed to the noise from pipe treading machines, thredding machines, chop saws, hand grinders, STS drills, Arc welders etc, for the duration of her shifts/long periods of the day.
Mr Smith was employed by the Defendant from 1974 until 2004 and he was not provided with hearing protection until approximately 2004. The wearing of hearing protection was not compulsory or enforced. He was never made aware of the dangers that working in excessive noise gives rise to.
Mr Peter Smith now suffers from noise induced hearing loss and which was confirmed when his solicitors arranged a medical assessment of his hearing condition. This was presented to the defendants, as part of the evidence, to support Mr Peter Smith’s claim.
WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Mr Peter Smith, avoiding the need for court proceedings. Both Mr Peter Smith and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.