Apr
13
2016

Successful NIHL claim for former toolmaker

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth’s specialist hearing loss solicitors have successfully pursued a no win, no fee hearing loss claim for a client who spent much of his working life in noisy environments.

Our client worked as a toolmaker at engineering companies in the West Midlands from the 1960s to the early 2000s. At two companies in particular, he was exposed to very high levels of noise. He regularly worked with grinders, drills, caxtons, lathes and industrial saws.

As a result of completing this type of work, our client was exposed to very high levels of noise through each working day. It was usually too loud to commicate with his colleagues, even by shouting. Our client would have to use hand signals, even if the other person was only a couple of feet away from him.

Our client worked in these excessive noise levels for around 35 years. For most of that time he was not provided with any hearing protection at all. In the last few years, our client was given ear muffs. However he was not able to use these all of the time. He often had to remove them as his work required him to listen to the machinery he was working with.

As a result of exposure to such high noise levels, our client developed noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

When our client instructed us to pursue his industrial deafness claim, both of the companies that had exposed him to noise had ceased trading. Our specialist hearing loss solicitors were able to trace the insurance companies who insured our client’s employers. We were able to successfully recover nearly £5000 in hearing loss compensation for our client’s hearing loss and tinnitus.

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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