Mr Alan Jackson was exposed to excessive levels of noise, whilst working in the paper making industry for a period of over 44 years. Mr Alan Jackson worked for Robert Fletcher & Sons Limited in Greenfield. He was employed as a Painter and Decorator in the Maintenance Gang and exposed to the noise of pulpers, potchers, beaters, paper making machines and many others.
During Mr Alan Jackson’s employment, he was never made aware of the dangers that working in excessive noise gives rise to. Mr Alan Jackson 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 Alan Jackson’s claim.
Some of Mr Alan Jackson’s noise exposure could not be claimed for, as some took place prior to 1963, which is the date of guilty knowledge. Additionally, there were some periods during Mr Jacksons employment where the insurers for the company could not be traced.
Despite this, WE Solicitors were able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Mr Alan Jackson, avoiding the need for court proceedings to be served. Both Mr Alan Jackson and WE Solicitors are very pleased with the outcome.