May
26
2015

Compensation awarded to coal miner for hearing loss

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth have successfully pursued a claim for a Claimant who suffered noise induced hearing loss as a result of his employment as a coal miner.

Our client was employed by the National Coal Board for 35 years.  He worked at the Westoe Colliery and the Ellington Colliery in the North East of England and was employed as a coal face worker and machine operator.

Our client was subjected to very loud noise during his employment as a coal miner.  The machines that they used to cut the rock face and to mine the coal were extremely loud when they were in operation. These included machines such as the Dosco Roadheader and the Lenorse Miner.

The level of noise our client was exposed to was such that he would not have been able to have any form of conversation with colleagues standing next to him, even if he shouted.

Our client was not provided with any hearing protection at all by the National Coal Board and he found that he would often return home from work with ringing in his ears, although this would stop by the end of the day.

Several years after his employment ceased our client started to notice that he had problems with his hearing.  He started having to turn the television volume up louder than other people needed it.  He also struggled to hear people when speaking on the telephone or speaking to anyone when there was background noise.

We accepted instructions from our client to pursue his claim for noise induced hearing loss and were able to successfully pursue our client’s claim against the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, who is now responsible for claims such as this as the National Coal Board is no longer in existence.  Our client received £2,500 as compensation for his condition.

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 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.

Claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis so if we are unsuccessful in your claim you do not pay anything. If your claim is successful you will keep at least 75% of the compensation that is awarded.

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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