Oct
25
2016

Nearly £3,000 in hearing loss compensation secured for former steelworker

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth have recently settled a claim for noise induced hearing loss compensation for a client, arising out of him spending twelve years working for a specialist steelmaking company.

Our client was employed as a plater in the fabrication shop. Most of his working day was spent hammering metal items, alongside around 20 other platers all doing the same work.

There were also around 25 welders working in the same area, as well as a 25 tonne overhead crane.

All of the processes in the fabrication shop occurred constantly, creating an extremely loud working environment.

The noise levels were so loud that if our client wanted to communicate with colleagues he would have to shout for them to hear him.

For around the first ten years our client worked for the steelmaking company, he was not provided with any hearing protection. In the last couple of years, he was given sponge ear plugs.

As a result of constant noise exposure over a ten year period, our client sustained noise induced hearing loss.

Fortunately, our client did not develop any symptoms of tinnitus, although excessive noise exposure will often cause tinnitus as well as hearing loss.

Our specialist hearing loss solicitors successfully pursued a no win no fee hearing loss claim for our client and recovered nearly £3,000 in hearing loss compensation for him.

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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