Both temporary and permanent hearing damage are almost invariably caused by company negligence to ensure the enforcement of statutory Health & Safety precautions. Where every effort is made and ear protection is provided, in some instances, workers may only partly wear the protection. Complying with the guidance would have prevented excessive noise levels at workplace premises, leading to workers being permanently disabled by noise induced hearing loss.
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Establishing fault for diagnosed industrial deafness at a particular workplace rather another in today’s ‘loud’ world, is deemed very necessary, as hearing loss compensation cases will revolve around issues of proving employer negligence.
Hearing loss accounts for three quarters of all workplace injury claims and industrial deafness, with a long history of excessive noise, is still considered a persistent and frequent experience for many workers in manufacturing sectors.
WE Solicitors managed to obtain £5,500 for Mr V from Stoke-on-Trent as compensation for noise induced hearing loss suffered during his employment. Mr V was employed by Beresford Transport Ltd. from approximately 1964 to 1969 and again from 1970 to 1989 initially as a mechanic and later as a Chargehand Mechanic.
We solicitors llp successfully represented a client with a claim for industrial deafness (noise induced hearing loss) who worked at the Prestige factory in Burnley.