Samsung workers in South Korea who have suffered serious health problems have been flooding a website set up to handle requests for compensation after a mediation agreement — the result of a decade-long fight by Samsung employees and their families — was signed late last year.

Former Samsung worker Han Hye-kyung is hopeful it will allow her and her mother to move to an apartment that can accommodate her wheelchair.

“It is hard for Hye-kyung to climb stairs and go up and down all the time,” said Kim Sinyeo, her mother and caregiver.

The 40-year-old has lived with a disability since 2005, following a surgery to remove a brain tumour. She can’t walk, has blurry vision, body tremors and a speech impediment. Read More