Fund Set Up to Provide Compensation for Mesothelioma Victims

August 10th, 2012 | By News

The Government have revealed that a 300 million pounds compensation fund is to be established to provide compensation for mesothelioma victims unable to trace their previous employer or their previous employer´s insurers.  

The new scheme – which will be funded by the insurance industry – is expected to benefit approximately 3,000 victims of the industrial disease over the next ten years who would have missed out on compensation for mesothelioma victims. Although the scheme will take up to two years to pass through parliament, patients diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer from 25th July 2012 will be entitled to claim compensation for diffuse mesothelioma cancer when it can be shown that they – or their solicitors – have not been able to trace the liable party or their insurers.

Despite being welcome news for the approximated 300 people diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer each year who would otherwise be unable to claim asbestos compensation for mesothelioma victims, campaigners and members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have criticised the steps for not being more comprehensive. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer before 25th July will not be included from the scheme, as will those diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases other then mesothelioma cancer.

Former employees of companies still in existence – such as engineers employed by BT who were exposed to asbestos while setting up new telephone exchanges – will not be affected by the alteration, and should claim compensation for mesothelioma victims against their former employer with the assistance of a solicitor.

Categories: Work Asbsestos, Worker Illnesses


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