Woman wins injury compensation payout for father's death

The daughter of a deep-sea diver killed in an accident in the 1980s was finally won a long-running battle for injury compensation.

Clare Lucas, 34, has been seeking injury compensation from the Norwegian government for more than two years, the Huddersfield Examiner reports.

Her father, Roy Lucas, and four of his colleagues were killed in an explosion in a diving bell in 1983 along with four other men.

The accident was put down to human error at the time, but evidence surfaced recently suggesting that the facility’s equipment was faulty.

Ms Lucas has now been awarded just over GBP 100,000 in injury compensation from the Norwegian government in what she described as a "David and Goliath" case.

She told the paper: "I had quite a religious upbringing, so I always knew that David beat Goliath and I knew I was right."

"I wasn’t going to take no for an answer."

It was also recently reported in the Huddersfield Examiner that a diver injured by toxic chemicals in a Middle East oilfield is seeking injury compensation.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19436078-ADNFCR

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