Miners’ deafness claims against government on the rise – Litigation Futures

‘Compensation payouts to miners suffering from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are rising sharply, government figures have shown.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th October 2014

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Gleision: Mine death families call for answers – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2014 in health & safety, homicide, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘The families of miners who drowned when 650,000 gallons of water flooded a mine want to know why the men were working near an area where water was suspected. Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died at the Gleision colliery when a controlled explosion let in the water. The mine’s manager and owners were cleared of manslaughter on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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CA upholds negligence ruling in miner’s compensation case – Legal Futures

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, compensation, industrial injuries, miners, negligence, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that Yorkshire law firm Raleys was negligent in its handling of a claim under the government compensation scheme for ex-miners suffering from vibration white finger (VWF).’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2014

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Cuts to legal aid are an attack on working class, says ’80s miners’ lawyer – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2013 in budgets, equality, legal aid, miners, news, police by sally

“A leading civil-rights lawyer who helped striking miners successfully fight false accusations from police during the infamous ‘Battle of Orgreave’ has said it would now be much harder for them to achieve justice under the Government’s legal aid reforms.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2013

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Criminal records of striking miners ‘should be erased’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in criminal records, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, public order by sally

“Calls to erase the criminal records of the estimated 7,000 men detained and ‘falsely charged’ during the miners’ strike have been made by campaigners demanding a fresh inquiry into the policing of the dispute.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2012

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Miners’ Knee Litigation: Judgment in the Court of Appeal – 4 New Square

Posted November 7th, 2012 in delay, industrial injuries, limitations, miners, negligence, news by sally

“On 25 October 2012, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the Miners’ Knee Group Litigation. This is the latest determination of the appellate courts on issues of limitation arising in group actions and follows the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Atomic Veterans Litigation earlier this year.”

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4 New Square, 1st November 2012

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National Union of Mineworkers launches court bid to challenge Arthur Scargill – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in contract of employment, expenses, housing, miners, news, retirement, trade unions by sally

“The National Union of Mineworkers today asked the High Court to decide whether it is obliged to meet the cost of former leader Arthur Scargill staying in his London flat.”

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The Independent, 2nd October 2012

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Miners’ leader guilty of stealing £150,000 from union care home – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2012 in compensation, fraud, miners, news, theft, trade unions by sally

“A miners’ leader once feted for opposing Arthur Scargill has been convicted for stealing nearly £150,000 from his own union’s charity.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2012

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UK Coal guilty over miner’s death – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2012 in health & safety, miners, news by tracey

“UK Coal has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches over the death of a miner at a North Yorkshire colliery.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2012

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Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m claiming house is sinking – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2012 in damages, miners, news by tracey

“The owners of a stately home once described as ‘the finest’ Georgian house in England are mounting a claim for more than £100 million after claiming it has been devastated by mining substance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2012

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Corporate killing: the Gleision Colliery tragedy – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 20th, 2011 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, miners, news by tracey

“It is important for bereaved families to know how and why their loved ones died. It is equally important that we hold corporate bodies to account for any failures which lead to unnecessary loss of life. The investigation into the deaths at Gleision Colliery is reported to be focussing on forensic testing at the scene. Meanwhile, vital proof of whether or not this was a corporate manslaughter, by systemic failure or not, will be sitting in the offices of the private owner and needs to be obtained and analysed.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th September 2011

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Miners’ compensation: why did some solicitors take too big a slice of the pie? – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2011 in claims management, compensation, fees, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“Despite delivering £4bn for sick miners and their families, exploitation by some solicitors cast a shadow over the profession.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

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Ex-miners claim injuries were under-compensated – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2010 in compensation, complaints, industrial injuries, law firms, miners, news by sally

“A group of former miners who suffered industrial injuries are claiming they received inadequate compensation from a government scheme.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2010

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Coal miners pursue law firms over ‘undersettled’ compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 30th, 2010 in class actions, compensation, law firms, miners, news by sally

“The first known court actions against law firms for alleged undersettlement of sick coal miners’ government compensation claims will begin preliminary hearings in mid-August, the Gazette has learned. A number of defendant firms have already settled out of court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

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UK court action over Congolese ‘illegal minerals’ – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2010 in judicial review, miners, news, sanctions by sally

“Legal action has been launched against the UK for allegedly failing to refer firms trading in ‘conflict minerals’ from DR Congo for UN sanctions.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2010

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Miners’ solicitors to face court action – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 5th, 2010 in claims management, compensation, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors who handled sick coal miners’ government compensation claims are set to appear before courts across the country, as the first known court actions for alleged undersettlement of such claims begin to emerge.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th March 2010

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Miners’ solicitors bombard government with FoI requests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2010 in compensation, freedom of information, miners, news by sally

“The government has been overloaded with freedom of information (FoI) requests made by solicitors acting for former coal miners ahead of the first coordinated negligence action for alleged under-settlement of government compensation claims.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th February 2010

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Solicitors who took millions from miners lose appeal – BBC news

“Solicitors who took millions of pounds from compensation payouts given to sick miners have lost their appeal against being struck off for misconduct.”

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BBC New, 2nd December 2009

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Sick miners ‘are owed millions’ – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2009 in claims management, compensation, industrial injuries, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“About 150,000 sick miners and their families are still owed £100m by solicitors who wrongly charged them for compensation claims, an MP says.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2009

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Solicitors hand back £1.5m to miners under voluntary scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 11th, 2009 in case management, compensation, fees, industrial injuries, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors have handed back more than £1.5m to injured former miners under a new voluntary repayment scheme after wrongly deducting fees from miners’ government compensation awards – and this figure could rise further as the project rolls on, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th September 2009

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