Miners seek arthritis compensation

Knee arthritis compensation

09.01.2007

Miners looking for compensation due to suffering with arthritis of the knee have won the right to take their case to the next stage of legal proceedings 

A DTI spokesperson said: "A group litigation order has only recently been granted by the Lord Chief Justice. Therefore, this proposed litigation is still in its infancy and at present, no evidence has been produced to suggest that any liability attaches to the DTI for the knee injuries." 

In March 1999, the UK government agreed to pay about £1.5bn damages to 65,000 former miners suffering from lung diseases. It was the UK's largest industrial injury compensation payout.