Pnueumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979
If you were exposed to asbestos in the UK during your employment, you may be eligible to a lump sum payment award under the Pnueumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 (PWCA). It covers the following asbestos related diseases such as:
- Diffuse mesothelioma;
- Pleural thickening; &
- Primary cancer of the lung if accompanied with a diagnosis of asbestosis or pleural thickening or a history of extensive occupational exposure.
You must already be in receipt of Industrial Injuries Disablement (IIDB) and you must claim within 12 months of the date you were awarded any IIDB benefit.
You may also be able to claim if you were the dependant of a sufferer who has died. You must make a claim within 12 months of their death.
If you are later awarded compensation for your illness including any successful payment received under the 2014 Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) your PWCA award will be deducted from your final payment award and repaid back to the government fund for the benefit of other sufferers.
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.