Coal Miner Lung Problems: Can I Claim Compensation For Father’s Death?

Son of deceased coal miner question

My father suffered long term lung problems, he worked for the Coal Board with insufficient breathing apparatus and died in 2001 of: pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock, massive myocardial infarction, 2 peripheral vascular disease.

One of my father’s friends who also worked in the coal mines has informed me that because of the lung disease I should be able to be compensated for my loss

Industrial lung disease solicitor response

As your father died in the region of 10 years ago – any claim his family would have had will likely be time barred.

Had his death been in the last three years there could well have been a possibility of a claim.

If your father was a member of a union – you would likely be entitled to have a union solicitor look at the particular circumstances of his exposure to ensure that you are in actual fact out of time to claim.