Mary was employed by Adria in Strabane for approximately 14 years between 1978 and 1992. She was employed as a machinist. Throughout the course of her employment with Adria, she was responsible for operating a takatori machine and a flatlocker machine which were in constant operation throughout the working day. Throughout her period of employment she was required to be in the vicinity of noisy machinery on the factory floor. Mary was not provided with any ear protection.
Following her employment with Adria, Mary became aware that her hearing was deteriorating. Family members and friends noticed she had to increase the volume of the television and radio and she started having difficulty in a crowded environment where she missed out on conversation. Mary also began to notice a hissing sound in her ears.
Mary contacted Millar McCall Wylie to discuss a potential hearing loss claim. She had heard about our extensive experience in the area of hearing loss and industrial disease claims from a former work colleague.
We took initial instructions from Mary and arranged for her to attend for a hearing test and consultation with a Consultant ENT Surgeon. The hearing test demonstrated evidence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss. The report from the Consultant ENT Surgeon attributed her hearing loss and tinnitus as due to her time working in Adria.
We sent a letter of claim to the insurers for Adria and subsequently issued legal proceedings. We were able to enter into early discussions with the legal representatives of Adria and successfully negotiated a figure of £11,000.00 to settle Mary’s hearing loss claim.
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