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Hearing Loss Among Murray, Sons and Company Workforce

Hearing Loss Among Murray, Sons and Company Workforce

For nearly two centuries, Murray, Sons and Company Ltd was more than just a tobacco manufacturing giant in Belfast; it was a significant part of Northern Ireland’s industrial history. Established in 1810 and enduring through various ownerships until its closure in 2005, the company’s factories were sites of relentless activity and, notably, significant noise—factors now understood to contribute profoundly to workplace-induced hearing loss.

Unheard Voices of Industry

As with many industrial giants of its time, the environments within Murray, Sons and Company Ltd’s facilities were not just physically demanding but loud as well. The machinery and production processes essential to tobacco manufacturing are known for their high decibel levels, which over prolonged exposure, have detrimental effects on auditory health. This has resulted in some workers suffering from conditions such as tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss, a legacy of their dedication to an industry celebrated for its economic contributions but often overlooked for its occupational hazards.

The Echoes of Murray’s Operations

The closure of Murray, Sons and Company Ltd in 2005 marked the end of an era and the beginning of a struggle for many former employees facing the silent aftermath of their careers—dealing with hearing loss. Hearing loss is not just a health issue; it is a quality of life issue that affects communication and personal well-being. It’s an injury that carries serious repercussions.

Standing with the Workers of Murray, Sons and Company Ltd

At Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, we recognise the profound impacts that working under such conditions can have on an individual’s life. The story of Murray, Sons and Company Ltd, while rich with industrial achievement, also highlights the need for greater attention to the health risks associated with such work environments. Our firm is committed to defending the rights and well-being of those who have spent their careers in challenging conditions, ensuring they receive the recognition and compensation they deserve.

Your Journey to Recognition and Compensation

Facing hearing loss can feel like a solitary battle, but at Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, you’re not alone. Our Hearing Loss Department, led by Solicitor Orla Shevlin, is dedicated to guiding you through the complexities of claiming compensation for work-related hearing loss. We provide expert legal support to guide you through the entire process. 

Expert Help for Hearing Loss Solicitors in Northern Ireland

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by hearing loss due to working conditions at Murray, Sons and Company Ltd, we’re here to help. Contacting Paschal O’Hare Solicitors at 028 9031 3613 is your first step towards addressing the impact of your work environment on your hearing health. Our team is here to assist you with empathy and expertise, helping you secure the support and compensation you need. Reach out today.


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