By Ross Findon
Sunday, March 23, 2014
GOVERNMENT compensation to victims of the asbestos-related industrial disease mesothelioma is to rise from £115,000 to £123,000.
The disease has led to the deaths of many Islanders, particularly affecting those who worked in shipbuilding.
The increase came after savings were made in the administration of the scheme, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. The change will come into effect from April.
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by Govind Choudhary
26th March 2014, at 09:33:08
I just had came across this non-profit <a href="http://mesotheliomals.com">website</a>, guiding Mesothelioma patients and families. It really informative for all Mesothelioma information and resources.
by Graham Orr
24th March 2014, at 12:14:09
The scheme is intended to provide compensation for claimants that cannot claim against employers/building owners due to not being able to trace the employer or insurance company.The first port of claim has to be against the employer/ building owner. If the employer employed people and had Asbestos on their premises and didn't manage it, then the employer has to prove that the claimant didn't contract Asbestos disease whilst working for them. The claim will then go to the employers insurance company.
24th March 2014, at 12:13:58
by Mike Crowe
24th March 2014, at 07:51:35
Stephen it is worth looking into. I know that the scheme has been going for a long time and I am not sure, but I believe you need a Solicitor to make the claim for you, or the next of kin. I was at J S Whites from 1952 - 1957 and because of the Asbestos situation I have regular x-rays. OK so far but it can strike at any time, as another ex Electrical Apprentice discovered a few years back and I had to vouch that he was in fact in an Asbestos environment at the time he claimed. I had to fill a form in from a Solicitor. What I am saying is that you need proof that the person concerned was involved with Asbestos.
by Stephen Elliott
23rd March 2014, at 23:03:15
What about those that lost loved one to this?
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