Occupational Hearing Loss Due to Noise Exposure at Bakery

Occupational Hearing Loss Due to Noise Exposure at Bakery
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Case by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott Updated:

Client’s Background

Our client was employed from 1980 to 1992, working in the bakery’s production and distribution departments where his responsibilities included packing bread into baskets and operating ovens.

Industrial Work Environment

Our client estimates that approximately 300 people were employed at the site at one time. His work schedule was demanding, with shifts lasting between 12 to 16 hours per day, six days a week. Each 8-hour shift included two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute break. Despite these breaks, the machinery continued to operate, and the client could take his breaks in the quieter canteen area.

Occupational Hearing Loss as a Result of Noise Exposure

Our client describes the production area as incredibly loud, particularly when working with ovens, packing machines, and slicing machines. He noted an increase in the number of machines during his employment, which contributed to the overall noise level. He estimates that he was exposed to excessive noise for approximately 12 hours each working day. Furthermore, communication with colleagues in the production area required shouting due to the high noise levels.

Despite the significant noise, he did not recall any formal complaints being made regarding the noise during his employment.

Lack of Safety Measures and Training

Our client reports that he was never provided with any hearing protection during his employment. Additionally, he received no training or information regarding the risks of hearing loss or how to avoid them.

Occupational Hearing Loss Medical Diagnosis

AWH’s expert solicitor, Hayley McBride undertook the case and a medical report from Mr. Layshan Pope confirmed the diagnosis of hearing loss, supporting the client’s claim of sustained occupational noise exposure.

With the expert legal guidance of our solicitor, Hayley McBride  our client secured a substantial settlement of £5,454.60 for occupational hearing loss.

Occupational Hearing Loss Claim Resolution

The case highlights significant occupational health and safety concerns regarding noise exposure in the workplace. This case highlights an employer’s duty to implement training and protective measures to protect the health of their employees.

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