Croftons Solicitors have secured £3,300 compensation for a former factory worker who developed hearing loss.
The claimant spent six years as a machine operator and loader/unloader for the company, working eight hours a day in close proximity to noisy metal treatment machinery and furnaces. However, his employer did not provide him with any hearing protection during this time.
Over time, he began to notice his hearing was deteriorating in a way that affected his lifestyle.
For example, he found he could no longer hold a conversation if there was a lot of background noise, and had to raise the volume on his television quite significantly in order to hear it. He also noticed some moderate tinnitus that caused his sleep to be disturbed.
Our team was able to provide the claimant with a full medical report that supported his assertions, and this helped us to reach a favourable settlement with his employer’s insurance company.
Why it’s important to ask about hearing loss claims
Industrial hearing loss is a condition that often develops over time and it can sometimes take several years before a sufferer begins to notice the effects. Consequently, a victim may feel that their chances of claiming compensation are diminished as so much time has passed.
In reality, this is not the case, as we work with highly regarded medical professionals who will be able to offer their expertise in support of your claim. We can successfully secure compensation even if the cause of your hearing loss can be traced back many years, so it is vital that you speak to a solicitor as soon as you become aware of it.
We have a strong track record of success in this area, and in this particular case our client was impressed with the fact we were able to secure compensation “even though the case looked hopeless”.
To speak to Croftons Solicitors about your hearing loss claim, call us on 0800 2800 094 or fill in our enquiry form at the top of this page and we will help you take the next step.