Today the Government has announced that it is making changes to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014 which is designed to help those sufferers, who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace and cannot trace their employer’s liability insurance, receive the compensation they deserve.
Under the current scheme, payments to sufferers are based on 80% of average civil damages. However, after reviewing the scheme, the Government has today decided to increase payments in line with 100% of average civil damages for those diagnosed with the mesothelioma from this day forward.
Having led calls in Parliament during debates on the Mesothelioma Act 2014 for sufferers to receive the maximum possible in terms of compensation, Tracey welcomed this announcement:
“Medway is a hot-spot for mesothelioma and I am delighted that after many months and meetings with Ministers, the Government has decided to ensure future claimants and their families receive full compensation, which is exactly what they deserve”.
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