Thu, 16 Dec 2010
Paul Bleasdale QC and John Coughlan were successful in winning £1million in compensation for seventy nine ex-Longbridge workers after a seven-year battle following the world’s largest outbreak of occupational lung disease.
Compensation awards for the ex-employees of the Powertrain engine plant range from £500 to £180,000.
Longbridge workers' damages joy at £1million payout
SEVENTY-NINE ex-Longbridge workers have won up to £1 million after a seven-year battle following the world’s largest outbreak of occupational lung disease.
Former employees at the Powertrain engine plant who brought claims for compensation have received awards ranging from £500 up to £180,000.
The victory for the former workers follows a seven-year legal fight dating back to Easter 2003 when exposure to metal working fluids led to increasing numbers of staff illnesses, including severe breathing difficulties.
A report on the outbreak can be viewed on the Health and Safety Executive website, or by clicking here.