Pottery workers in Stoke-on-Trent who believe that noisy machinery may have damaged their hearing are seeking injury compensation in droves, it has been revealed.
Ex-ceramics workers could be in line for injury compensation if they have been continuously exposed to more than 80 decibels of noise in the workplace, the Sentinel reports.
Solicitors have received more than 100 enquiries from potters in the town who believe they are suffering from industrial hearing loss.
"At first I worked near a dust collector, and that was very noisy, then I was in the biscuit factory, working near a scrap belt, and that was very noisy too," Sylvia Marsh, who worked for HR Johnson for 34 years, told the paper.
It follows reports in the St Albans and Harpenden Review that a teenage girl from St Albans who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after complications during her birth has been awarded a multi-million pound compensation package.