Workers' health & industrial disease
We represent individuals and communities all over the world who have suffered damage to their health and local environment from the effects of pollution and environmental degradation
Multinationals operating in developing countries frequently benefit from less stringently enforced health and safety laws and standards. Injured workers often find it more difficult to obtain compensation at a local level.
Through a series of ground-breaking cases, Leigh Day has managed to hold British and South African companies to account for failing to ensure workers have safe and healthy work environments in their multinational operations.
Anglo American - Silicosis
In landmark cases pursued in South Africa, Leigh Day worked with South African lawyers for 4,388 former miners against Anglo American South Africa Ltd and AngloGold Ashanti
Leigh Day represented a 38-year-old Bangladeshi man who lost a leg and the sight in one eye whilst dismantling a ship previously operated by Zodiac Maritime, a London-based shipping company
Leigh Day represented 7,500 South African asbestos miners in a claim against Cape plc and the insurers of Gencor, a South African mining company
Leigh Day acted for a former miner against the owners, Rio Tinto plc, the first case of its kind in the UK