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Coal miners industrial disease claims, are you too late for a payout?

National Coal Board and lung disease

If you are suffering from lung disease after working for the National Coal Board or British Coal call us at Imperium Law to find out how we can help you claim compensation.

We are specialist solicitors in this area of law, we used our expertise to win a landmark case for a former miner who had been told he too late to make a claim.

For No Win No Fee’ claims advice speak to us on 0800 633 5730.

It is still possible for miners to claim compensation from the NCB and the BCC despite the fact the Coal Health Compensation Scheme closed on 31/03/04.

This is thanks to our company director Philip Jackson who took on the claim case of a coal miner several years after the scheme’s cut off date. It was the first case to be brought after the scheme had closed, and was successfully won with the former miner being awarded a payout because of Mr Jackson’s specialist legal knowledge and expertise.

For miners who have developed symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after 31/03/04 this claim case has offered a life line, a door has been opened for other claimants to pursue compensation.

If you have recently developed symptoms of lung disease after working in a UK mine, you can call us on 0800 633 5730 to discuss the details of your case. We can offer you no-obligation advice and ‘No Win No Fee’ legal assistance.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Claims.

Symptoms COPD to be aware of:

  • shortness of breath – particularly during periods of physical activity
  • wheezing
  • excess mucus in your lungs which means having to clear your throat in the morning
  • a chronic cough producing clear, white or green sputum.

As soon as you become aware of symptoms you are advised to seek medical advice, an examination will show if you are suffering from COPD.

Time limit to making a claim.

There is a time limit to bringing a personal injury claim, which is three years from medical diagnosis or three years from becoming aware of the illness. This is very important as you many have developed an illness many years ago but have only recently become aware of symptoms.

Other types of mining illness claim.

In addition to the risk of developing COPD, miners are also at risk of other industrial injuries such as hearing loss.

Miners who have worked in a noisy environment with prolonged exposure to loud machinery, explosions to remove rock and use of noisy tools in the extraction process, may go on to develop hearing damage if they were not offered hearing protection while they were working.

Hearing loss can be gradual taking many years to become apparent. You may have left your job years earlier and only recently started to experience hearing loss. If this describes your situation you will need to have your hearing examined and it will be necessary to show your hearing loss was caused because of your work as a miner.

Whether you are suffering from COPD, hearing loss or vibration white finger because of using machinery to loosen or remove rock call us for claims advice.

Why it makes sense to choose us to represent you.

  • At Imperium Law we help collect all the evidence needed to prove your claim.
  • We are here to help you win your claim.
  • We have the legal expertise to help you obtain the settlement you deserve.
  • We have a proven track record of winning even the most difficult claim cases for our clients.
  • We can represent you as ‘No Win-No Fee’ solicitors which means you do not need to worry about paying our costs.

For no-obligation claims advice call us on 0800 633 5730 or fill in our contact form and we’ll call you back.