Supreme Court delivers landmark ruling on chemical negligence

Three former employees of a chemicals company have won a landmark compensation case at the Supreme Court after developing a sensitivity to platinum salts which led to their dismissal on medical grounds.

The Supreme Court. Photograph: Erik Lattwein/123RF
The ruling means that employees may be entitled to claim compensation when exposure to chemicals causes physiological changes in the body, even if symptomless

Three former employees of a chemicals company have won a landmark compensation case at the Supreme Court after developing a sensitivity to platinum salts which led to their dismissal on medical grounds.

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