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For over 25 years, Keenan Solicitors have been at the forefront of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Claims in Northern Ireland and across the UK.

If you have ever been exposed to loud noise in your workplace and suspect you may be suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be entitled to compensation.

Why Keenan Solicitors?

In this highly specialist area of law, it is so important you have a solicitor who knows what they are doing.

We have acted for more people than any other firm in the country and recovered millions of pounds in compensation against a vast range of employers.

If you have ever worked in a noisy place and suspect your hearing may have been damaged, look no further.

Contact Keenan Solicitors today.

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Nose Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Claims

There are two main causes of hearing problems:

  • Natural causes such as age or childhood illnesses
  • Noise

Whilst getting older is something we all have to accept noise damage is very different and entirely preventable. This is why the law imposed a strict duty upon employers to protect their workers against noise in the workplace. This duty has been in place since the early 1960’s.

If you worked in a noisy workplace your employer was required to PROVIDE adequate and EFFECTIVE EAR PROTECTION and also ENFORCE its’ use – it was not enough to provide a dispenser that sometimes contained ear plugs. They must always have been available, stop the noise reaching your ears and their use constantly enforced. Often ear plugs would not have screened the noise and double ear protection in the form of ear muffs over the plugs would have been required – in our experience very few employers provided this level of protection.

If you worked in a noisy job, even for a short time and even if your employer is no longer trading contact us. We can carry out a search of our extensive database of insurers and arrange a FREE hearing test which will allow us to let you know if we can start a claim to recover compensation for your loss of hearing / tinnitus and support for buying hearing aids.

Many people delay lodging a claim thinking that age is the main cause of their hearing difficulties however it is often the case that noisy employment earlier in their life has advanced their hearing difficulties by many years leading to frustrations within the family due to difficulty communicating with spouses and children or in social settings.  

We have unrivalled expertise in these cases in Northern Ireland and speaking to us will give you the best chance of success.

Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

You may have put it down to natural causes, but if you experience any of the following symptoms and have ever worked in a noisy environment, you could be entitled to compensation:

  • Mishearing words in conversation
  • Finding it difficult to follow conversations socially
  • Background noise makes hearing people difficult
  • Having to focus on one person when speaking
  • Having to turn up the TV (and family members complaining!)
  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Tinnitus or a ringing/buzzing in your ear

If any of this sounds familiar, call us today on 028 90 49 3349 or leave an enquiry to request a call back at a time that suits you.


If you suffer from a ringing or buzzing in your ears, known as ‘tinnitus’, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Did you know that excessive noise in the workplace is a leading cause of tinnitus?

Tinnitus occurs when part of the inner ear called the Cochlea is damaged.

This carries thousands of tiny cells that detect sound. When these are damaged (often by noise in the workplace) the brain seeks sound from elsewhere in the body, causing tinnitus.

How tinnitus presents varies, but the Courts have recognised that if you suffer from this as a result of noise exposure in the workplace, you are entitled to compensation.

Some jobs our successful clients worked in:

Aircraft Building


Plastics Production

Clothing Companies

Coal Merchants



Diesel Fitters

Coach Building

Textile Mills

Railway workers/ train drivers/ diesel fitters

Power Stations


Motor Car production


Cigarette Production

Council Workers

Tyre and Rubber Production




Stone Cutting and Quarrying

Some employers our successful clients worked for:

This list is not exhaustive. We have acted against many other employers and our vast experience allows us to trace insurance cover for many companies that have long ceased trading.

Brett Martin Ltd.

TK/ECC/Fisher Body Ltd.

Ford Motor Co. / Visteon

Cantrell & Cochrane (C&C)

Ormo Bakery

Pritchitt Foods

McLaughlin & Harvey

Morphy Richards

Peter England





ABN Animal Feed

Copeland Clothes


Sunblest Bakery

Caterpillar (NI) Ltd

Belfast Telegraph

Fruit of the Loom

Power Stations – Ballylumford, Kilroot, Power Stations East and West

Harland and Wolff

Short Bros. PLC

Barbour Threads/ Hilden Mill

Local Councils: Bin Men and Parks Department

Mossley Mill (H Campbell & Co)

Belfast Steamship Co

Ballyrobert Service Station

North of Ireland Paper Mill Co

Sealink Stena Line


Johnson Brothers and Wilson

Barbour Campbell Group

Belfast Ropeworks


Norse Ferries

De Lorean Motor Company (DMC)

Richardsons Fertilisers

Comber Mill / Andrews Mill



Michelin Tyres

Denton Plastics

William Coates and Sons

Invercon Papers Mills

Montupet / Linamar Light Metals

The Strand Spinning Company

Northern Dairies

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Spence Bryson Carpets

Gallahers Tobacco

Nortel Networks/ Standard Telephone Company

McCue Dick


Cyril Lord Carpets

Donaghadee Carpets

Coats Viyella

Balfour Beattie

British Telecom

British Enkalon

F. G. Wilson

Inglis Biscuits/Bakery

Herdman’s Mill

Northern Publishing Office (NPO)

Ulster Creameries

James Mackie and Sons

Moygashel Textiles

Murrays Tobacco

Scirocco Works

Rolls Royce

International Computers & Tabulators (“The Tab”)

SCA Packaging

Castle Optical Co Ltd.


Hughes Tools/Hughes Christensen

Courtaulds Textiles

ICI Chemical and Polymers

Ulster Carpet Mills

Crepe Weavers

Ulster Hosiery


Azko Nobel

Hugh J. Scott (Thrige Scott)




Shaw Petrie

Cape Insulation / Contracts

Turner Brothers

William Baird Textiles

Regency Spinners / Carpets

John Dowling and Sons Ltd.

Deramore Develpoments

Portview Construction

Walter Kidde

Matthew Hall Mechanical

ASR Coatings

Northern Ireland Spinners

Lee Apparel (Lee Jeans)

Capper Pipe

Goblin (NI) Ltd.

Tir Oen Ltd.

Rotary Electric

Graham & Heslip



McCleery Yarns

Bowmore Plastics


Ulster Transport Authority


James Nimmons and Sons Ltd.

University Press

John Huddleston Engineering

Irish Bridge

Ambler Mill

John C Brow Packaging Ltd.

Vickers Armstrong

B H McCleery & Co

Saintfield Mill / Yarns

Lamont Holdings


Crane Stockam Valve


P & O Ferries

Goodyear Tyre



JC Brow

Ecerton Engineering


Wilson Double Deck Trailers

Cawoods Coal



Alex Morton Contracts

McCaw Stephenson

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