The Complete Guide to Mesothelioma Compensation for United Kingdom

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The Complete Guide to Mesothelioma Compensation for United Kingdom.

The Complete Guide to Mesothelioma Compensation for United Kingdom

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Less commonly the lining of the abdomen and rarely the sac surrounding the heart  or the sac surrounding the testis may be affected.  Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma may include shortness of breath due to fluid around the lung, a swollen abdomen, chest wall pain, cough, feeling tired, and weight loss.  These symptoms typically come on slowly.

More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos. The greater the exposure the greater the risk. As of 2013 about 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work. High rates of disease occur in people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos.

Asbestos exposure and the onset of cancer are generally separated by about 40 years.  Washing the clothing of someone who worked with asbestos also increases the risk. Other risk factors include genetics and infection with the simian virus 40. The diagnosis may be suspected based on chest X-ray and CT scan findings, and is confirmed by either examining fluid produced by the cancer or by a tissue biopsy of the cancer.

According to the UK government here are compensation plan for people infect for Mesothelioma

The payment has two categories which are:

  • diffuse mesothelioma payments (the ‘2008 scheme’)
  • the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS)

You can claim DMPS if you cannot find the employer responsible for your contact with asbestos, or their insurer.

 The 2008 payment

The 2008 payment depent on how long you have been infected with Mesothelioma:

Age when
diagnosed
Payment Age when
diagnosed
Payment
37 and under £90,097 57 £55,979
38 £88,345 58 £51,432
39 £86,597 59 £46,881
40 £84,849 60 £42,339
41 £83,097 61 £37,788
42 £81,348 62 £33,240
43 £80,476 63 £30,439
44 £79,596 64 £27,638
45 £78,725 65 £24,844
46 £77,849 66 £22,043
47 £76,974 67 £19,245
48 £74,529 68 £18,675
49 £72,080 69 £18,103
50 £69,627 70 £17,540
51 £67,181 71 £16,971
52 £64,725 72 £16,404
53 £62,978 73 £15,920
54 £61,230 74 £15,427
55 £59,484 75 £14,955
56 £57,727 76 £14,480
77 and over £13,998