People who worked in loud environments or who were subjected to regular and prolonged exposure to loud noises may suffer from industrial deafness and/or tinnitus (noises in the ears) in later life. One such employer that exposed thousands of workers to excessive noise in the Lincoln and Lincolnshire area was the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) through its power stations based in the Trent Valley.
Many old CEGB employees who worked in excessive noise in the Trent Valley power stations have fallen victim to noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, and could be entitled to make an occupational deafness claim for compensation. Many ex-workers from the CEGB who live in Lincoln and the surrounding areas of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire will qualify for compensation for noise damage to their hearing and should contact me urgently to discuss a claim as time limits apply.
Work Related Hearing Loss
Excessive exposure to loud noises, such as those created in power stations, can cause severe hearing problems in later life. Such problems can massively hamper quality of life, and are often very debilitating and expensive to try and improve with costly hearing aids running into thousands of pounds.
It is clear that ex-workers from the Trent Valley power stations run by the CEGB were subjected to extremely loud noise from turbines, pumps, coal mills etc. They were often not provided with any or adequate hearing protection or, if they were, they were not shown how to use it properly! As a result, many CEGB workers in the Lincoln area now suffer from deafness due to noise damage to their inner ears from prolonged exposure to noise through not fault of their own.
If you are in Lincoln or Lincolnshire and are a former employee of the CEGB at one of the Trent Valley power stations, you may have been unnecessarily and negligently exposed to excessive noise. If this has caused difficulty hearing, you may be entitled to compensation because the damage was not your fault. If you are still working at another company or have since retired, you may still be able to take legal action.
Whether you suffer from severe hearing loss, mild hearing loss, or tinnitus caused by working in the Trent Valley CEGB power stations, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Contact Nigel Askew Specialist Hearing Damage Solicitor
If you have suffered hearing loss or damage because of the loud conditions you were exposed to whilst working at the CEGB Trent Valley power stations, contact Nigel Askew. Your circumstances will be discussed on a free no obligation basis, and all claims are pursued on a no-win no-fee basis. If you think you have a valid hearing loss claim and are in Lincoln, Lincolnshire or Nottinghamshire contact Nigel online or by calling 01507 609027.