An elderly man from Swansea has received a significant amount in compensation after suffering noise-induced hearing loss from his former employer.

Mr A, who used to work as a heatweigher, began a claim with Mercury Legal after suffering problems with his hearing, so much so that he needed a hearing aid.

He put the problem down to his previous work environment and spoke to our industrial disease solicitor to see what he could do about it.

The case went to court and Mr A received a medical consultation to assess the damage to his ears.

As a result of pursuing the case with Mercury Legal, Mr A received £17,000 in damages which has allowed him to carry on with his life and purchase hearing aids.

If you are suffering from noise-induced hearing loss and think this could have derived from a lack of hearing protection in your previous or current workplace, contact us and we may be able to help. Give us a call on 0800 122 3130 or visit our website at You can also contact us at any time via our Facebook and Twitter pages.