I have been following the story about the toxic sofas for sometime now and I felt bad for all the people who were injured but thought they would not get compensation as Land of Leather went bust. Around 412 customers thought that they would lose out on obtaining compensation but now the company’s insurers have agreed to pay out compensation.
If you haven’t been following the story, earlier this year the largest consumer group litigation in the UK saw compensation of £20 million agreed. The first person to win compensation for the toxic injury was Maurice Heminsley who received a four figure payout of compensation for his personal injury. Around 1600 people are thought to have been injured as a result of the sofas being packed with a sachet of the toxic fungicide dimethyl fumarate (DMF). Many people who unknowingly sat on these sofas suffered from terrible burns. I am pleased that this substance is now banned and the poor victims will now get the compensation that they deserve.