Do you work or have you worked as an engineer for British Telecom (BT)? Did you use tone sets or other noisy equipment?
The Hugh James BT hearing loss team of solicitors has already helped over 2000 union and non union BT employees claim compensation for their hearing problems. We have worked with current and former BT engineers for many years and are extremely experienced in BT hearing loss compensation claims. Contact us today for free, no obligation advice.
We are currently acting on behalf of current BT engineers and former BT engineers across the UK, which includes CWU and non union members, who have suffered hearing loss as a result of their work.
BT engineers and tone sets
Engineers working for BT use "tone sets" when "pairing out tones" during installation or maintenance of telephone lines. Tone sets are oscillators and amplifiers used to detect lines and faults on lines.
Our clients are mainly engineers and former engineers who have suffered hearing problems caused by the sound of the tone sets, and are now taking action for their hearing loss. Some BT engineers have also suffered hearing health problems when working in noisy telephone exchanges in particular the older strowger or director equipment.
Other engineers have suffered hearing health problems whilst using, or working close to, kango hammers, jackhammers, pole erection units and mole ploughs without hearing protection. Most of our clients have been unaware that they have been exposed to excessive noise when using "tone sets".
BT response to hearing loss claims
The Hugh James BT hearing loss team has led the BT hearing loss litigation for many years. It was as a direct result of court action pursued by Hugh James solicitors that BT made general admissions that the green and unmodified yellow tone sets emitted excessively high noise levels, that could cause damage.