Mar
8
2016

Deafness compensation awarded to former British Steel and ICI worker

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth’s specialist Industrial Deafness Solicitors have successfully pursued a claim for noise induced hearing loss compensation for a former employee of British Steel and ICI.

Mr H was employed at the Dorman Long Steelworks in Cleveland, Teesside in the early 1960s.  This company became part of the nationalised British Steel in 1967.

As an Apprentice Maintenance Electrician in the steelworks, he worked throughout the plant and was exposed to considerable levels of noise from the various steelmaking processes.

He worked in rolling mills where steel rolling machines and electric steel cutting saws produced exceptional levels of noise.  He also worked in the vicinity of blast furnaces and coke conveyor belts which again were exceptionally loud.

After his apprenticeship at the steelworks, he was subsequently employed at the Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) plant in Wilton, Cleveland as an Electrical Fitter. He worked near to conveyor belts and large industrial mixers which mixed chemicals, both of which produced considerable noise.

Mr H was also exposed to very loud levels of noise intermittently from explosive blasts known as aerial decompressions.

In both jobs he was subjected to noise that was loud enough that he would not be able to communicate with people near to him without shouting.  Even communicating by shouting was impossible at times.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth’s specialist noise induced hearing loss solicitors were able to assist the Claimant with his industrial deafness claim on a no win no fee basis.

If you have hearing loss or tinnitus and you have worked in heavy industry such as steelworks or chemical plants then your symptoms may have been caused by noise exposure.

If you are interested in pursuing a claim for compensation for your hearing loss and tinnitus then please feel free to contact us.

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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