Feb
3
2016

£20,000 compensation recovered for hearing loss and tinnitus

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth was instructed to pursue a claim for noise induced hearing loss compensation for Mr B who was exposed to excessive noise whilst working for Dunlop Semtex Limited.

Mr B joined the company at the age of 15, as an apprentice floor fitter. He was initially based in Fort Dunlop but later moved to Chester Road. After completing his apprenticeship Mr B stayed on at the company as a fully trained floor fitter.

His work required him to take up and lay flooring. He used various tools and machinery, depending on the type of flooring he was working on. Throughout his employment Mr B used kango drills, sledgehammers, bolsters, stapling machines, mallets, grooving out machines, welders and sanders.

The noise levels throughout the working day were such that Mr B had to shout when communicating with colleagues working close to him.

Mr B suffered with hearing loss and tinnitus, a buzzing or ringing in his ears. His hearing loss caused him to suffer with problems in social situations and he had to have the television volume louder than others had home liked. He wore two hearing aids. Mr B also found the tinnitus to be problematic, stopping him from getting to sleep at night. To try and combat this, Mr B used a pillow with intergrated speakers to try and distract from his tinnitus.

Although Court proceedings were issued in the case, the hearing loss claim settled without Mr B having to go to Court.

Due to the severity of his hearing problems, Mr B was awarded £20,000 in hearing loss compensation.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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