2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme


The 2008 scheme has been set up specifically to provide financial assistance to mesothelioma sufferers who have no known occupational exposure to asbestos.

It covers those who have been exposed:

  • from a relative (e.g. from washing their overalls);
  • through the environment (e.g. living near a factory using asbestos);
  • during periods of self-employment; &
  • who cannot  trace specific exposure to asbestos and there is nothing to suggest that they were exposed outside the UK.

You may also be able to claim if you were a dependant of a mesothelioma sufferer who has died and there was no award paid to the deceased during their lifetime.

Time limits

You must claim within 12 months of diagnosis or the date of death, if there was no claim made during the sufferers’ lifetime and you are making a claim as their 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.