Asons Solicitors settles £4,750 for Client’s Hearing Loss Claim

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After 13 months of comprehensive research and legal work, Asons Solicitors have won £4,750 in occupational hearing loss damages for their client.

Asons’ client, 47, advises that he was employed as a Plater in the Boiler Shop for a crane manufacturing company. During his employment the client used tools such as grinders, drills, welding machines, burning torches, jigsaws, folders and cutters.

It is alleged that Asons’ client was required to work in an excessively noisy environment whilst carrying out his duties, to communicate he was left with no other option but to shout. He worked for 40 hours a week, but often worked an additional 15 hours of overtime per week. The client was allowed breaks each day however noise continued for the duration.

Suzanne Yates, Asons Executive for Asons Solicitors, commented that:

“Our client worked in an environment that was extremely loud. It was alleged that suitable and efficient hearing protection was not provided during his employment. The company also failed to ensure that any noise or risk assessments were carried out to determine the noise levels our client was exposed to.”

It is alleged that the company failed to make their employees aware of the risks of noise exposure and the potential injury it could cause. The client claims that none of the employees were provided with any information, supervision or training, nor were they informed about how they could minimise the risk. Therefore a safe system of work was not implemented which could have prevented damage to the clients hearing.

Fortunately, cases of noise induced hearing loss, or industrial deafness, have slowly been decreasing year on year for the past three years. Despite the improvement, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for between 2009/10 and 2011/12 suggest that some 19,000 industrial deafness cases were reported that were either caused, or made worse by noise at work.

“Our client’s hearing has been damaged very badly. His employer failed to consider our claimants safety, measures could and should have been implemented to prevent any of this from happening.” Adds Miss Yates.

Asons Solicitors suggest that if someone would like to learn more about the occupational hearing loss process, or if they would like to better understand the condition, that information is available at http://www.asons.co.uk, or via an expert helpline on 01204 521 133

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About Asons Solicitors:
Asons Solicitors is a Bolton-based law practice that specialises in personal injury and industrial disease claims. Founded by brothers Imran Akram and Kamran Akram, Asons Solicitors has developed to become a young and dynamic law firm that delivers practical solutions to clients in times of difficulty. Their continued focus on their staff has seen them awarded with the Investors in People “Gold Award”; which is reflected in the professional and personable approach they take in working with clients. They strive to grow and to develop, and their supportiveness and attention to detail ensures that their clients use them time and again.

For further information contact:
Email: info(at)asons(dot)co(dot)uk
Website:http://www.asons.co.uk

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