Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Occupational health: what changes the prejudice of anxiety


The fight of the former miners of the coal mines of the Lorraine basin modified the jurisprudence on the damage of anxiety: today, any employee can ask for compensation in the event of faulty exposure to toxic products, even if he is not sick. But this new prevention tool remains very difficult to access.

On January 31, a group of CFDT miners retirees obtained compensation for 726 retirees from the coal mines in the Lorraine basin for the loss of anxiety.

Even their own union hardly believed it. On January 31, a group of CFDT miners retirees obtained compensation for 726 retirees from the coal mines in the Lorraine basin for the loss of anxiety. The Douai Court of Appeal awarded each of them 10,000 euros in compensation, not for the pathologies from which they suffer – they report on average 144 times more occupational diseases than all employees of the general scheme – but for fear of contracting diseases linked to the 24 carcinogens or pathogens to which they are likely to have been exposed.

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The fight of the former miners of the coal mines of the Lorraine basin modified the jurisprudence on the damage of anxiety: today, any employee can ask for compensation in the event of faulty exposure to toxic products, even if he is not sick. But this new prevention tool remains very difficult to access.

On January 31, a group of CFDT miners retirees obtained compensation for 726 retirees from the coal mines in the Lorraine basin for the loss of anxiety.

Even their own union hardly believed it. On January 31, a group of CFDT miners retirees obtained compensation for 726 retirees from the coal mines in the Lorraine basin for the loss of anxiety. The Douai Court of Appeal awarded each of them 10,000 euros in compensation, not for the pathologies from which they suffer – they report on average 144 times more occupational diseases than all employees of the general scheme – but for fear of contracting diseases linked to the 24 carcinogens or pathogens to which they are likely to have been exposed.

Limitation period