Pearce and others v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and others

Workmen's compensation – Industrial disease. In group personal injury litigation, brought on behalf of two deceased men who had allegedly suffered chronic bronchitis caused by the dust and fumes attributable to a breach of duty by British Coal, although one claim had failed for want of injury, the other claim was allowed. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division, granted judgment to the successful claimant in the sum of £15,853.

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