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May 10, 2012

WE Solicitors raise awareness of deafness in the paper making industry


WE Solicitors are attempting to raise awareness of noise induced hearing loss in the paper making industry.

Paper manufacturing was always horrendously noisy and whilst some companies took steps to protect their employees hearing by providing hearing protection many companies took either no steps or inadequate measures.

Employers where required to provide hearing protection after 1963 to all employees who worked in areas where noise level exceeded on average 90 dB. Many workers were exposed to levels of noise exceeding safe limits for decades and it was only in the 1990 ‘s that many of the companies took measures to ensure the hearing equipment was provided and their employees were trained how to wear it effectively.

The North West and in particular, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and Bolton where centers of paper manufacturing. To date WE Solicitors have secured compensation against:

Robert Fletcher & Sons – Greenfield
Robert Fletcher & Sons – Stoneclough
J J Makin Ltd – Rochdale
East Lancashire Paper Mill – Bury

We have been able to secure compensation tens of thousands of pounds worth of compensation for former workers against their previous employers. Despite the fact that many of these companies no longer exist the compensation has been paid by the insurers who insured the companies during the periods of employment.

If you have worked in the paper industry and believe that your hearing may have been affected then call us today on freephone 0800 294 3065 and let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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