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Hundreds of former miners in north-east England are seeking compensation for the knee injuries they sustained while fulfilling their duties.
According to the Sunderland Echo, some 335 ex-professionals from the region are having their cases for damages taken to the Court of Appeal by the Durham Colliery Mechanics Association (DCM) and the Durham Miners' Association (DMA) as they seek redress for their health problems.
Around a year ago, this group of miners were informed their claims for compensation for osteoarthritis would not be successful, but the DCM and the DMA have now re-opened the process.
Terry Watkin, chairman of the DCM, told the news source: "Our members find it difficult to walk and use stairs, particularly going downstairs ... they find it difficult to get in and out the bath and have had to have showers fitted."
Miners across the UK have also faced difficulty when claiming for compensation on the grounds of work-related illnesses such as mesothelioma in the past.
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