Mr Burton was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the textile and motor industries for a period of over 10 years. He worked for Courtaulds Northern Textiles Limited and Rolls Royce Limited, during his period of employment.
During his employment with Courtaulds Northern Textiles Limited he was employed as a Roller Carrier and was exposed to the noise of weaving looms and sizing machines, for the duration of his shifts.
During his employment with Rolls Royce Ltd he was employed as a Shot Blaster and exposed to the noise of the shotblaster, for the duration of his shifts.
Mr Burton was never provided with hearing protection and nor was he ever made aware of the dangers that working in excessive noise gives rise to. He now suffers from mild noise induced hearing loss and mild noise related tinnitus, which was confirmed when WE Solicitors arranged a medical assessment of his hearing condition. This was presented to the defendants, as part of the evidence, to support his claim.
WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement of £3500.00 for Mr David C. Burton, avoiding the need for court proceedings. Both Mr David C. Burton and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.