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  • Suspicion is "not enough" to confer "knowledge"

    Date:
    1 January 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Met should have known of tinnitus risks in 1980s

    Date:
    1 May 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Employer not liable for hearing damage caused by work noise

    Date:
    1 February 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Barrand v British Cellophane Ltd, an employee who suffered noise-induced hearing loss as a result of his work unsuccessfully sues his employer.

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