In one of the most shocking stories of the festive season, The Jones Whyte Reporter is able to reveal that a court action has been raised against the infamous Santa’s Magical Workshop Ltd for negligence in the workplace.
It is alleged that Santa’s Magical Workshop Ltd has failed in its duties under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 to limit noise levels and provide hearing protection to its employees (often referred to in the industry as ‘the Elves’) in spite of the notoriously high noise levels associated with the successful toy factory.
An ex-employee of the company, Mr Buddy T. Elf, was willing to comment on his experience.
CEO of the company, Mr S. Clause, maybe better known to our readers as the heroic ‘Father Christmas’ – celebrated for delivering gifts and festive cheer to all across the globe. Clause declined to comment when asked by The Jones Whyte Reporter about the company’s Health and Safety practices, however, assures us that the action will have no impact on the delivery of Christmas 2021…
…I should stop there before end up being sued for defamation by Mr Clause, but the ‘Elves’ experience might not be too dissimilar to those who have spent time working in noisy environments during their employment.
‘’ is a term used to describe hearing loss or deafness which has been caused as a result of dangerous noise levels at a person’s place of work. It is the most common of all occupational disease claims, and may unknowingly be affecting hundreds of thousands of Scots today.
Although some hearing loss is to be expected with age, noise-induced hearing loss may worsen those symptoms, and can present itself in the following ways:
From as early as 1963, employers have been required to be aware of noise exposure and limit the impact that this can have on employees. Those who are usually most at risk of experiencing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss may have been employed in heavy industries, shipbuilding, coal mining, foundries, factories, or construction, however, this list is not exhaustive. If you feel that you were employed in a noisy environment without adequate hearing protection, and your hearing has now become problematic to you, you may have a claim.
Jones Whyte Law are experienced in helping many clients recover compensation for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. If any of the above has resonated with you, our team of experienced personal injury solicitors can help you make a successful claim on a no win no fee basis.
To find out more information about making a personal injury claim in Scotland, and to start your claim, call us today on 0141 375 1222, via or alternatively email us.
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