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.
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We Solicitors have secured over £5000 for Mary Matadigo from Rochdale, who suffers with work related hearing loss. Mrs Matadigo developed occupational deafness over a period of several years, working as a Cotton Spinner, Quality Control Inspector and Machine Operator, for companies in the Rochdale area, namely Townhead Mill Company Limited, Fairfield Footwear Limited and Taylor Engineering & Plastics Limited.
Having worked in heavy engineering and metal fabrication in the North West of England for many years, I slowly noticed a general deterioration in my hearing over a number of years. I eventually discovered that this loss could be due to my former employment working with grinders and drills on a daily basis.
WE Solicitors represent the family of Kenneth Wildman, a victim of asbestos cancer who tragically died 7th August 2007 after a painful battle with his illness. His daughter Gillian is now seeking justice and needs your help. Ken Wildman worked at Royal George Mill for RR Whitehead and Bros Ltd (later Bury Cooper Whitehead Ltd) as a Fitter and later at Chargehand/ Forman in the Maintenance Department during the 1960s/ 1970s. He came into contact with asbestos that lagged steam pipes and boilers whilst performing his duties.
It has recently been proven that working within the Pottery and Ceramic Industry can, in certain circumstances, cause former workers to develop noise induced hearing Loss. Naturally there are differences from site to site and proof is dependent upon the length of service and the type of occupation undertaken whilst employed within the Industry.