Miners' Compensation

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann PPS (Rt Hon Richard Caborn, Minister of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average coal health settlement is in cases represented by Avalon Solicitors.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry

The average settlement in coal health claims represented by Avalon Solicitors is set out by scheme in the following table:

Claims settled by payment Compensation paid (£ million) Average settlement (£)
Vibration white finger 113 0.7 6,190.47
Respiratory disease 13,998 27.3 1,950.27
Total 14,111 28.0 1,984.22

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