Asons Solicitors Wins £4,500 for Client’s Hearing Loss Claim

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After 12 months of comprehensive research and legal work, Asons Solicitors have won £4,500 in hearing loss damages for their client, Mr Stephen Hadikin, an ex-Power House Operative for the National Coal Board.

Mining Deafness
The impact has been profound; resulting in 17.5 decibels of noise induced hearing loss. Had the National Coal Board provided adequate protection, this might have been prevented.

After 12 months of comprehensive research and legal work, Asons Solicitors have won £4,500 in hearing loss damages for their client, Mr Stephen Hadikin.

Mr. Hadikin, 54, worked as a Power House Operative for the National Coal Board from approximately 1976 to 1985. During his tenure with the company, Mr Hadikin was exposed to excessive noise which later had a devastating impact upon his hearing[1].

Aisha Butt, Industrial Disease Litigation Executive for Asons Solicitors, commented that:

“Mr Hadikin worked in an environment that was dreadfully loud. His role within the Power House Department involved the operation of Turbines and Drilling Machines, all within the vicinity of similar such machinery, for the sake of coal extraction and processing. The impact has been profound; resulting in 17.5 decibels of noise induced hearing loss. Had the National Coal Board provided adequate protection, this might have been prevented."

Mr Hadikin’s department was based at the Bold Colliery in St Helens. His department housed between 6 and 8 people, but the factory overall employed some 2,000 employees; so it is likely that others may have been affected.

Fortunately, cases of noise induced hearing loss, or occupational 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.

“Mr Hadikin’s hearing has been damaged quite badly. As a result, he will need to purchase hearing aids at 65 which he will need for the rest of his life. It’s a shame, and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen,” adds Miss Butt.

Commenting on the case and his experience, Mr Hadikin said that:

“Everything went like clockwork; Aisha was incredibly helpful and always obliging. She told me that she would settle this before Christmas and she did. I have to say, I was very satisfied from start to finish and I am incredibly grateful. If I ever need the help of a solicitor again, I will certainly contact Asons.”

If you would like to learn more about the hearing loss claims process, or if you’d like to better understand the condition, you can visit their website, or you can call their expert helpline on 0844 850 1062

[1] Case Reference: 100981

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.uk
Website: http://www.asons.co.uk

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