Litigation Recent decisions 20/06/95

Disapplying time limit for a personal injury claim

Christine Marie Crocker v British Coal Corporation (1995). (QBD Merthyr Tydfil District Registry (Mance J) 7/6/95).

Summary: Whether the limitation period should be disapplied to a claim for personal injury sustained as a result of the Aberfan pit disaster in 1966.

Plaintiff's application under s.33 Limitation Act 1980 to disapply the s.11 time limit to enable her to claim for psychiatric injury sustained as a result of the Aberfan coal tip disaster on 21/10/66 when she was 11 years of age.