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UK: Cambridge factory to pay £11k after worker developed life-long illness

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jul 25, 2013.

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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    £11k for a life with ME?
    Life is cheap... :(
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    Seems that way doesn't it? I think it is a sum related to the health and safety breach more than to the individuals claims for compensation - which we haven't heard about so presumably have yet to happen. This 'win' establishes the case I would say in that regard at least - though Valentijn would probably know more than me about this :)

    I would like to hear more about:

    The illness wasn't immediate of course but I wonder how they were able to establish the connection and if the link was to deteriorating health resulting in ME or to ME itself.

    Either way, it was important I felt to highlight this case because it again establishes in law a chemical trigger, and of course brings recognition of ME.

    ME is being talked about more and more as something nasty and real; and I hope there is a personal claim for compensation - perhaps we might learn more about how the link was established which could help other people and bring more attention to ME.
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    The WHO used to classify decorating as a carcinogenic profession. My husband's a decorator; you would need the metabolism of an ox not to show any effects after a few years. Great this guy got some recognition, lets hope he gets some decent compensation.
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