Claims could soar

Claims could soar if leisure bosses do not protect staff from loud music under the new 24-hour licensing regime, an insurance lawyer has warned. Peter Kenworthy, partner at northern law firm Ricksons, said many employers ignore their obligations under the Noise at Work Regulations 1989. "We are seeing an increase in the number of claims from the leisure industry. Bosses should take this into consideration because if an employee can show their hearing loss was caused by negligence then they w