0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

Hat-trick of Dunlop hearing loss claims bite the dust

31 July 2014

A third Dunlop noise induced hearing loss claim has bitten the dust this month. The case of SL v Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK limited was discontinued and follows hot on the heels of discontinuances of MS and DD! All three claimants worked at the Dunlop Washington factory which closed down in 2006. Noise assessments and hearing protection documents covering the duration of employment were disclosed. The defendant obtained favourable medical reports on two claims and although they were denied leave to obtain their own medical report on SL, questions were put to the claimant’s expert. Responses by the claimant’s expert were inconsistent and mostly helpful to the defendant. The defendant made an application for the claimant’s expert to give oral evidence at the trial to enable cross examination by the defendant’s counsel; the claimant vehemently opposed the application but the court ordered the claimant’s expert to attend trial. A joint engineering report was obtained which was more favourable to the defendant. Meticulous research for historic documentation and witnesses plus good choice of experts and a robust approach means these claims can be successfully defended.

Related opinions

Importance of considering flexible working applications

An employment tribunal has awarded an employee almost £185,000 for indirect discrimination following a failure to adequately consider the employee’s flexible working request.

View blog

Potential care home vaccination challenge

Time is rapidly running out for those who will fall within the mandatory vaccination requirements applying to care homes from 11 November 2021 and who remain unvaccinated from Covid-19.

View blog

Right to Work checks after 30 June 2021 for EU staff employed before 30 June 2021

The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) passed on 30 June 2021. The Home Office recently updated their Right to Work employer’s guide to clarify how Right To Work (RTW) checks need to be carried out from 1 July 2021 for EU and EEA citizens who were employed on or before 30 June 2021.

View blog

New Visa routes announced - UK Innovation Strategy

One aim of the Innovation Strategy is to generate innovation through new Visa routes - what does this mean for UK businesses?

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up