Mr Burton was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the textile and motor industry for a period of over 10 years. he worked for large companies Courtaulds Northern Textiles Limited and Rolls Royce Limited, during his employment.
Whilst employed with Courtaulds Northern Textiles Limited he was 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.
During his employments 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. Mr Burton 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 Mr Burton’s claim.
WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement of £3500.00 for Mr Burton, avoiding the need for court proceedings. Both Mr Burton and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome. If you have been affected by noise in the workplace, contact WE Solicitors on 0800 294 3065.