Bad vibes for British coal likely to spread
- Bad vibes for British coal likely to spread. Merrick, Neil // People Management;10/9/1997, Vol. 3 Issue 20, p11
Presents that a High Court victory in Newcastle for British Coal miners suffering `vibration white finger' (VVW) may affect claims in other industries. Number of former British Coal workers who are likely to make claims; Cause of the VVW; Symptoms of VVW; Reason why the High Court ruled that...
- UK government may pick up bill for ...1 bn as miners win respiratory disease case. // Coal International;Mar98, Vol. 246 Issue 2, p67
Reports that the British government may be faced with paying compensation to former British Coal miners as a result of a court case involving the company. Details of the case filed against British Coal for misconduct of mining operations; Ruling handed down by the court;.
- UK litigation solicitors pursue damages for vibration white finger. // Coal International;Nov97, Vol. 245 Issue 6, p228
Reports on miners' prospect of recovering damages for the effects of vibration white finger (VWF) incurred during their service with the British Coal Corp. Objectives of the British Coal VWF Litigation Solicitor's Group; Range of damages awards.
- Former miners take British Coal to court over chest diseases. Dyer, Clare // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/09/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7066, p1163
Reports that former miners sued British Coal and claim compensation for work-related diseases. Miners' exposure to coal dust; Evidence presented by the miners.
- EMPLOYMENT. // Accountancy;Sep90, Vol. 106 Issue 1165, p48
Reports that Great Britain's Court of Appeal has upheld the sample cases approach in equal pay claims as of September 1990. Background on the lawsuits filed by several employees against British Coal; Implications for employees claiming equal pay.
- Coal negligence ruling may cost U.K. billions. Aldred, Carolyn // Business Insurance;02/16/98, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p55
Cites negligence in British Coal Corporation's protection of miners from harmful coal dust, which can cause the government of the United Kingdom to face claims. Details on the ruling of a London High Court judgment; What British Coal failed to do; What was granted by the high court judge on...
- Health and Safety. // People Management;01/14/99, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p13
Presents news briefs related to occupational health and safety issues in Great Britain as of January 1999. Report from the Institute for Employment Studies regarding the approach of firms to employee absences; Announcement of an agreement in the litigation that involved the British Coal...
- UK court case highlights increasing level of claims linked to vibration white finger. // Coal International;Jan97, Vol. 245 Issue 1, p11
Reports on the participation of the IMC Group Ltd. to testify in the British court case filed by former British Coal Corp. employees allegedly suffering from vibration white finger (VWF) for personal injury claims. Background on the case; Information regarding VWF; Implications of the case for...
- UK Government acts on vibration white finger judgement. // Coal International;Sep98, Vol. 246 Issue 5, p167
Reports on the action taken by Britain's Energy Minister John Battle in response to the claims of British Coal employees suffering from the effects of the use of vibrating tools. Statements from Battle; Significance of the Court of Appeal's ruling on the employees' case.