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In Irshad Ali v Courtaulds Textiles Ltd, the Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a retired cotton-mill worker whose claim for damages for deafness was dismissed for being out of time. The Court says that the worker's "personal circumstances" meant that he was isolated and that the "date of knowledge" of his injury was therefore later than it might otherwise have been.
In Dyer v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, a 48-year-old former policewoman was awarded damages of £175,792 by the High Court in London after developing tinnitus through wearing an earpiece for undercover police work.
In Barrand v British Cellophane Ltd, an employee who suffered noise-induced hearing loss as a result of his work unsuccessfully sues his employer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (hearing).