Asbestos cancer Compensation Scheme is too late and extremely limited for sufferers

Asbestos cancer Compensation Scheme is too late and extremely limited for sufferers.


What’s My Asbestos Claim Worth has extensive experience dealing with all types of asbestos related disease enquiries.   We have a specialist team of experts who will offer you advice and support on claims for Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Asbestosis or Pleural Thickening. We will assist with all aspects of your enquiry and help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Asbestos lawyers and campaigners are highly critical of a scheme to compensate the victims of asbestos lung cancer. They also deliver a stark warning that compensation will not be available for many of the victims of asbestos related conditions.

The Asbestos Cancer Compensation Scheme has been set up with the intention of paying compensation for cases where employers’ liability insurance is unable to be traced. However, the concern is that this only relates to the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, and not to the other conditions such as asbestosis, pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer. Another problem with the scheme is that it is only relevant to suffers of mesothelioma that have been diagnosed after 25th July 2012, thereby excluding thousands of suffers from sufficient redress.

While a state-run compensation scheme continues to pay a one-off compensation payment this, however, is only a fraction of the compensation that can be claimed via the civil courts.

It is thought that in the future there may be a chance that the scheme could be extended to other asbestos related conditions, however, problems persist in clearly establishing the links between the respiratory conditions and exposure to asbestos. It is advisable that compensation for asbestos is handled by a specialist asbestos solicitor.

If you have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos related condition such as pleural thickening, asbestosis or asbestos related lung cancer then you should not hesitate to contact us for specialist advice and support without obligation. We will happy to assist you in applying for relevant state benefits and will provide you with free legal advice on your potential claim for compensation.

If your claim for compensation is successful, you will keep 100% of the damages awarded. If you lose your case then you will not pay any legal fees. All of our cases are dealt with on a “no win no fee” basis.

Due to our experience in this area, we completely understand the affect asbestos related conditions can have on the sufferer and their families and wish to do all that we can to assist people in their time of need.

Call 0800 058 2737 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with all aspects of your enquiry.