Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014
The payment scheme has been set up to compensate mesothelioma sufferers who have been negligently exposed to asbestos but who cannot pursue a claim against their former employers because the company has ceased trading and their insurer(s) cannot be identified.
The scheme is only open to people diagnosed with mesothelioma on or after 25th July 2012. It operates on a payment tariff system which is calculated based on the age of the sufferer at the time of diagnosis. If the application is not made during the sufferer’s lifetime the payment tariff is calculated on the age of sufferer when they died.
In general the amount of the payment received under the scheme is less than the amount you would be entitled to receive in a civil claim for compensation in England and Wales.
However, it is a fund of last resort in cases for those who have been negligently exposed to asbestos dust at work and have no chance of receiving any compensation because their old employers and their insurer cannot be found.
Sintons have successfully made applications under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme for sufferers and/or their dependants, who would not have otherwise received any compensation monies. However, it is always important to investigate the possibility of pursuing a civil claim for compensation in the first instance to maximise your chance of receiving full compensation for your mesothelioma condition.
You must make an application within 12 months of diagnosis or 12 months of death if you are an eligible dependant.
At Sintons our team of asbestos specialists have a wealth of experience pursuing compensation claims on behalf of those suffering from asbestos related conditions.
All asbestos compensation claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk to you or your family.
To begin an asbestos injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons, we are available 24/7 on Freephone 0800 046 1748 or from a mobile on 0330 332 0536. Alternatively, use our callback form and we will arrange for one of our specialist asbestos solicitors to call you at a time that is convenient for you.