Client awarded £6,000 for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus
What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has successfully pursued a claim recovering compensation for a client who sustained both noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus working with noisy machinery over a career of nearly 40 years.
Our client was from the South Wales area and worked for around four years at a timber merchant. He had to work in an extremely noisy environment as a saw operator.
The noise from the client’s saw and other saws used near to him were such that he and his colleagues had to shout to each other in order to be heard.
Subsequently our client spent the rest of his working life working as a plumber in an industrial setting.
Although the work our client himself was doing as a plumber was not noisy, other workers around him were creating considerable levels of noise using powered tools such as air drills, disc cutters and nail guns.
Once again our client had to shout to his colleagues in order to be heard.
Ear protection was only provided to our client through the last few years of his employment as a plumber. By this time our client’s hearing had already been damaged irreversibly.
Our client also began to experience ringing sounds in his ears, known as tinnitus.
What’s My Deafness Claim Worth dealt with the claim on a no win, no fee basis. We were able to trace both companies that our client had worked for.
Both defendants disputed liability but we were able to successfully pursue the claim, recovering £6,000 compensation.