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Mar 17, 2016

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claim Settles out of Court for £6,000.


Mr Brian Fordyce was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the asbestos cutting industry for a period of over 10 years. Mr Brian Fordyce worked for Passmore Finishes. He was employed as a Maintenance Engineer and exposed to excessive noise from spindle cutters, diamond grinders, drilling, grinders etc for the duration of his shifts.

During Mr Brian Fordyce’s employment, she 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 Brian Fordyce 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 Brian Fordyce’s claim.

WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement of £6000.00 for Mr Brian Fordyce, avoiding the need for court proceedings. Both Mr Brian Fordyce and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.