Nuclear test veterans win leave to appeal from Supreme Court.

 Aug 2, 2011

Veterans who were involved in nuclear tests in Australia, on Christmas Island and in the Pacific Ocean between 1952 and 1958, have moved one step closer in their claim for compensation for a range of health defects following an alleged exposure to unsafe levels of radiation during their service.

The Supreme Court has granted permission for the claimants to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision, who barred the case due to 9/10 of the test cases exceeding the limitation period of the claim. Legally a claim must be brought within 3 years of the date of injury or three years of knowingly developing an injury or illness as a result of the breach of duty.

It is expected that the next stage of the appeal will be heard later this year.

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