Kent miners and our history of industrial compensation claims

Neille Ryan

Partner & Head of Personal Injury

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August 25, 2020

Categories Personal Injury Claims

Furley Page represented the very first successful chronic bronchitis (emphysema) claimant against British Coal – Jackie Tanner of Aylesham, Kent.

That claim was successful in the Court of Appeal in 1991. This was followed by 8 test cases, Judgment on which was given on 28 January 1998 and led to the Compensation Scheme coming into operation in Summer 1999.

We have acted for thousands of miners over the past decades, forging strong links with mining unions and communities in the process. It is a testament to the quality of our work that so many of our mining clients have recommended us to their ex-colleagues.

Furley Page helped former miners receive compensation running to many millions of pounds under the Respiratory and Vibration White Finger Schemes.

Both the Respiratory and Vibration White Finger Schemes closed some years ago, so it is now too late for new claims to be lodged under either Scheme.

However, you may have contracted other conditions from your work in the mining industry or in other jobs – for example an asbestos related disease or noise induced deafness. It’s possible that you may still be able to claim for these.

Alternatively, you may have been injured or contracted illness in your post-mining career, and would like advice on whether or not you can claim.

Contact Neille Ryan to find out how he can help you with an industrial disease claim, tel 01227 763939.