Mrs E wins £2,500 payout after working as a Production Operative at Midland Metal Spinning (also called Tower House Wares) from 1965-1977. This company was based on the Swansea Industrial Estate, Swansea. Mrs E lost some of her hearing due to exposure to loud noise.
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SOLICITORS have been inundated with calls from former pottery workers who believe noisy machinery made them deaf.
Earlier this month, The Sentinel revealed ex-ceramics workers suffering hearing problems could be in line for compensation if they were exposed to more than 80 decibels of noise – equivalent to the sound of an alarm clock – at work.
Mr Male wins £2,500 payout after working as a blacksmith at British Coal caused him to lose some of his hearing.
Mr Richardson receives £5,000 payout after working as a Back Tenter and Laminator at J & J Makins Ltd, Rochdale. Mr Richardson worked for this company for 6 years and was exposed to noise so loud it permanently damaged his hearing and he now suffers from tinnitus (a ringing in the ears).
WE Solicitors have successfully represented a number of clients in relation to out of court settlements following claims for noise induced deafness, (industrial deafness) against their former employer H R Johnson Tiles Ltd based in Stoke. This company was a large, and at times a global employer covering several sites in the Staffordshire area including Brownhills, Highgate and Ravensdale.