31 March 2022 | Comment | Article by Rachel Moss

Settlement agreed in British Steel Coke Oven workers litigation

A scheme for disposal of the British Steel Coke Oven Workers Litigation has now been approved by the High Court.

The claimants in this group litigation brought civil proceedings for certain non-malignant respiratory illnesses and skin cancer relating to historic exposure on various coke ovens in England, Wales, and Scotland.

The scheme will seek to swiftly and amicably resolve claims providing qualifying claimants with a settlement which reflects the pain, suffering and loss caused by the former workers’ illnesses.

The claimants were represented by law firms Irwin Mitchell and Hugh James while Tata Steel UK Limited was represented by BLM.

For more information and advice from our specialist Workplace Disease and Illness solicitors, please visit our website.

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