Mesothelioma Schemes

In order to recover personal injury compensation it is usually necessary to identify the party or parties responsible for negligent exposure.  As exposure to asbestos may have occurred many years ago, this often proves difficult.  Many companies responsible for exposing employees to asbestos have ceased to exist and it is not always possible to identify who insured them at the relevant time. Where it is not possible to identify a negligent party it may still be possible to obtain a reduced compensatory payment.  Such payments may be available under two schemes run by the Government:

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments (the “2008 Scheme"): Under this scheme a one-off payment can be claimed where the diagnosis of mesothelioma was prior to 25th July 2012 and was unrelated to your employment for a third party.

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS): The scheme aims to compensate sufferers of mesothelioma who have been negligently exposed to asbestos but who cannot pursue a claim against their former employers as they have ceased trading and the insurer cannot be identified. The scheme ony applies where mesothelioma was diagnosed after 25th July 2012.

See more about mesothelioma scheme payments.

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979: Where exposure to asbestos occurred through employment but it is not possile to pursue a claim against an employer, a compensation payment may be possible under the terms of the 1979 Act.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have significant experience of pursuing compensation claims for those suffering from mesothelioma or for their families

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 begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.