Claim case study
MJP is the widow of Mr R P, who worked for the national coal board and associated companies as a fitter and chief foreman fitter at the defendants’ Cwm Coking Works between 1960 and 1985. Mr P developed chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a consequence of his employment. Mr P’s COPD forced him to retire early in the late 1990s and it subsequently caused his death on 23 August 2005.
MJP brought a claim as part of the British Coal Coke Oven Workers Litigation (BCCOWL) in her capacity as the personal representatives of her late husband’s estate. She subsequently developed dementia, so her claim was continued by her son and attorney for property and financial affairs.
On 4 March 2021, the managing judge in the BCCOWL, Mr Justice Turner, approved settlement in MJP’s claim in the sum of £110,000.00.