Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)

If you are ill or disabled from a disease caused through your employment such as asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos related lung cancer or mesothelioma you may be entitled to receive a weekly IIDB award even if you are now retired.

You normally need to be assessed as being 14% disabled or more to be eligible for this weekly benefit but if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma you will receive the full benefit award without the need to be assessed.

The benefit covers the following asbestos related diseases:

  • Asbestosis;
  • Diffuse mesothelioma;
  • Diffuse unilateral or bilateral pleural thickening; &
  • Primary cancer of the lung if accompanied with a diagnosis of asbestosis or pleural thickening or extensive occupational asbestos exposure

You will need to be awarded this benefit to be eligible to apply for a lump sum payment under the Pnueumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979.

Time Limits

You may be entitled to make a claim if you’re the dependant of someone who suffered from one of the above related illness but who has died before being awarded IIDB. A claim by a dependant must be made within 12 months of the death of the sufferer.

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.