Our client was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the defence, security and aerospace industry for a period of over 16 years for BAE Systems PLC, which was also known as British Aerospace. The site was based on Greengate in Chadderton, Greater Manchester.
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Mr Battle was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the steel industry for a period of over 7 years. Mr Battle worked for Stanton & Staveley at Ports Quarry, Hill Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The company was later taken over by British Steel / Tata Steel, who were ultimately pursued in respect of the claim.
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