Coke Oven Workers Compensation Claims

Thousands of former coke oven workers  and their families may be entitled to compensation if workers have developed lung cancer or respiratory disease as the result of exposure to harmful dust and fumes whilst at work. 

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It is important to note that the right to claim compensation also applies to past employees even if they worked at coking plants several decades ago or those companies operating the plant have long since closed.

To find out more, please contact us on 0333 444 4422 or fill in our contact form.

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Industrial Disease Claims

In August 2012 a decision was made by Parliament to add “Lung Cancer for Coke Oven Workers” to the list of prescribed industrial diseases.  A few months later, a landmark case was won, where the National Coal Board Phurnacite plant in Wales was held responsible for a number of respiratory diseases of its former workers, opening the doors to any former coke oven workers who have suffered as a result of their working conditions.

The exposure to toxic airborne substances has led to many former coke fuel workers to suffer from respiratory diseases including:

  • Lung cancer

  • Emphysema

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This has affected many former workers and their families, particularly in areas in the North of England where there were a number of working coke plants.

Was Your Employer Negligent?

Your employer has a duty to protect your health whilst you are at work. If you have been exposed to hazardous airborne substances because you weren’t supplied with proper protective clothing or ventilation, talk to the experts at Tilly Bailey & Irvine.

We specialise in occupational disease claims and have claims lawyers who handle cases against employers or their insurers on a daily basis, and we also have expertise in pursuing employers of companies that have since ceased trading, changed names or has been taken over.

Receive Compensation for Medical Costs

We want to see that you are not only compensated for any suffering and inconvenience caused, but want to help recover any medical costs and income lost as a result of your condition and will review your entitlement to any Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits (IIDB). We actually care about how things turn out for our clients; we know that what we achieve for you could make all the difference to your future.