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Dec 15, 2016

Client Achieves Settlement of £7,000 Through WE Solicitors.

Our client was exposed to excessive levels of noise for a period of over 30 years whilst working for Electrical Musical industries Limited, which was also known as EMI Limited.  During his period of employment he was employment as a sheet metal worker, he was exposed to the noise of hammers, rollers, hand folders and guillotines for the duration of his shifts.

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Dec 8, 2016

Former Employee of Metanodic Engineering Ltd Receives Compensation for Impaired Hearing.

WE Solicitors have successfully represented a former employee of  Methodic Engineering Ltd.  The Claimant was employed by Metanodic (Engineers) Limited of Holditch Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, Staffordshire between 1980 and 2014.  The claimant was an apprentice sheet metal worker, on a full time basis.  After the apprenticeship period, the claimant became a skilled sheet metal worker. He was later promoted to charge-hand and in approximately 2005/06 he became foreman.
 
The sheet metal and fabricating industry is extremely noisy.  It has long been known that noise can permanently damage hearing and as far back as 1963 guidance was provided to all employers that they needed to provide suitable and adequate hearing protection to ensure their workers’ hearing was not damaged.
 
Most companies brought in some form of hearing policy but in most instances this was never enforced and the provision of hearing equipment was hit and miss.  It was only in the early to mid 1990′s that many employers awakened to the dangers of noise.  
 
During his employment our client was never provided with hearing protection and he was never made aware of the dangers that working in excessive noise gives rise to. Our client now suffers from mild noise induced hearing loss, which was confirmed when WE Solicitors arranged a medical examination.
 
If you worked for this company or any other fabricating sheet metal company,  and you have hearing loss or tinnitus then contact us on 0800 294 3065.

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