Sufferers of asbestos disease may be entitled to a number of government benefits including Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, a Payment under the 1979 Pneumoconiosis Workers Act, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and specifically for mesothelioma sufferers a diffuse mesothelioma payment.
Our expert asbestos solicitors can help you if you, a family member, or friend is suffering with an asbestos condition. If a civil claim is pursued through court proceedings then often an interim payment can be secured, which is a payment on account of damages. This is particularly the case in mesothelioma and/or lung cancer cases where an interim payment of £50,000 is often made by the court in cases of this nature or agreed by the defendant.
From 2014 a new fund is being set up to pay damages where the company is no longer trading and insurers cannot be found. This is an important new fund from 2014 which will enable more mesothelioma sufferers get compensated.