Asbestos Compensation in the United Kingdom
Payment under the Pneumoconiosis, etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979
This is a one-off payment from the Department of Work and Pensions, a UK Government department. You can claim for yourself or for a relative who had an asbestos illness and has died. To get a payment, you must be eligible for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, your employer must have gone out of business and you or your lawyer must not have started a court action for compensation for an asbestos illness. However, it is usually always worthwhile applying for a 1979 Act payment even if your employer is still in business. Receiving a payment under the 1979 Act does not stop you starting a court action afterwards.
There are time limits for applying. You should apply as soon as you know you have an asbestos condition. Do not wait for the outcome of your other claims.
Turner Freeman has been conducting claims in the United Kingdom with the assistance of lawyers in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales for over 20 years and has assisted British migrants to recover millions of pounds in compensation.
Get in touch with us today on (08) 8213 1000 or via our online enquiry form if this applies to you.