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Aug 1, 2019

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Councils


WE solicitors have represented a large number of former council employees throughout England and Wales who have been successful in pursuing compensation claims against their former employers for noise induced hearing loss caused through unprotected noise exposure.

It is often forgotten now that Councils were large employers throughout the 1960s, 1970’s and 1980’s who, instead of outsourcing numerous contracts, had their own staff to deal with most types of work such as:

  • Carpenters
  • Wood workers
  • Plumbers
  • Builders
  • Road workers
  • Gardening and ground staff
  • Refuse collectors

Local Councils, like any other employer from the 1960’s onwards, had to ensure that their employees hearing was protected.  This could mean taking small steps such as providing ear plugs or ear defenders.  Unfortunately many councils took no action until the 1990’s when new regulations came into force.  Now former workers, many of whom may have been young apprentices when exposed to noise, are now suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ears).

Despite the exposure taking place many years ago we have been successful in securing financial awards for our clients to compensate them for the irreversible damage that was caused.

If you suspect your hearing has been damaged or you know someone who may have suffered damages due to exposure to noise at work, do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 294 3065 or click the green link at the top of this page to ‘Start Your Claim’.  We can guide you through claims process and quickly advise whether you are eligible to make a claim.