According to legal experts the ruling by Britain's highest court means that employers' insurers will have to pay compensation claims. Relatives of the victims want to make claims on policies from the late 1940s to the late 1990s. The legal fight began more than five years ago.
Relatives of workers who died of an asbestos-related cancer have won a compensation fight at the Supreme Court. This means that employers' insurers are likely to have to pay out on policies from the late 1940s to the late 1990s.