Mr B of Nottingham worked for the Ministry of Defence for nearly 20 years. He worked at the Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, where he was exposed to excessive noise, whilst employed as an Electrical Fitter.
He was exposed to noise regardless of whether he was in the factory or working on a ship or submarine. The Lathes, Milling Machines and the Riveting Plates, created some of the noise.
Mr B said, “When I was working inside a ship or a submarine, I was exposed to the noise created by the Chipper, who worked outside. For me, it felt like working inside an empty shell. The noise never went away.”
As an Electrical Fitter, hearing protection was never made available to Mr B.
It was Mr B’s wife who started to comment that he had the television too loud, which prompted him to investigate the matter further.
After obtaining supportive medical evidence from an ENT Consultant, WE Solicitors successfully secured a sum of £4000 from the Defendants, in respect of Mr B’s work related hearing loss.